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The True Don Quixote (2019)

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Tim Blake Nelson (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs) is a man who's safe and comfortable and bored to death with his life. In his state of despair, he looks to classic stories for inspiration. ... See full summary »

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Chris Poche
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Credited cast:
Tim Blake Nelson ... Don Quixote
Jacob Batalon ... Sancho Panza
Ann Mahoney ... Janelle
Morgan Roberts ... Carl
Brandon Stacy ... Ferdi
Lucy Faust ... Lucinda
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ankur Bhatt ... Kamil
Roy Blount Jr. Roy Blount Jr. ... Narrator
Natalie Boyd Natalie Boyd ... Brittany
Kristin Daniel ... Nikki
Dave Davis ... Trout
Criss Green Criss Green ... Shrimp boot bar patron
Jason Kirkpatrick ... Big Mike
Sam Malone ... Worker
Anthony Marble ... Detective
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Tim Blake Nelson (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs) is a man who's safe and comfortable and bored to death with his life. In his state of despair, he looks to classic stories for inspiration. Awakened by the tales of yore, he anoints himself as Don Quixote to find adventure, fame and glory that will make his life worthwhile - all while never leaving his one-mile square neighborhood.

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Living the Dream
Written by Chris Poche & Jay Weigel
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True to the spirit of Cervantes
1 December 2019 | by capografikSee all my reviews

A neurotic loner who has raised himself on books instead of real life, loses his sense of reality and thinks he is Don Quixote - who, in Cervantes novel, thought he was a knight several hundred years to late for knighthood. The soul of the original story is present all the way. But instead of fighting windmills, this modern version lets Don fight oilpumps, and his Sancho Panza is an overweight outsider, and so forth. Things go from hilarious to embarrasing. The modern world slowly catches up in the last quarter of the movie, and he might end on antipsychotic medicine and antidepressants. But things take a turn once again. This might not be the masterpiece of the year, but it is areal good antidote to the navel-gazing paranoia that haunts many american movies and TV-shows these days. This is about accepting the weirdness of the world, so that you can live in it and with it.


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28 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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