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Shirley (2020)

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Releases June 5, 2020
A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple.

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Josephine Decker

Writers:

Sarah Gubbins (screenplay), Susan Scarf Merrell (novel)
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Credited cast:
Elisabeth Moss ... Shirley Jackson
Logan Lerman ... Fred
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Stanley Hyman
Odessa Young ... Rose
Steve Vinovich ... Henry
Ryan Spahn ... Drunk Cad
Adelind Horan ... Paula Double
Molly Fahey ... Faculty Wife
Ava Langford ... Rose's Friend
Emily Decker ... Prissy College Girl
Vincent McCauley Vincent McCauley ... Grad Student
Thomas Racek ... Party Guest
Allen McCullough ... Norman
Edward O'Blenis ... Ralph Ellison
Lexa Hayes Lexa Hayes ... Party Goer
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As renowned for her morose nature as she is for her horror fiction, writer Shirley Jackson (Elizabeth Moss) is crafting yet another masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds Fred and Rose disrupt her creative process and marriage to literary critic - and philandering professor - Stanley Hyman (Michael Stuhlbarg). As Stanley spars to maintain academic dominance over his would-be protégé Fred, Rose attempts to dampen her own ambitions and adjust to married life while living under the roof of their fiery intellectual hosts with quicksilver loyalties and myriad neuroses. When the motives of Shirley's literary muse prove elusive, Rose's curiosity and trusting nature make her tender prey for a brilliant author whose only allegiance is to her work. Written by Mae Moreno

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity, language and brief disturbing images

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Absolutely worth to see
24 February 2020 | by Alexander_BlanchettSee all my reviews

Did I just watch the first Best Actress Nomination of 2020? Elisabeth Moss could go that far if they Play it out correctly. She gave an amazing Performance in this intersting written film About Inspiration, desire, and Ambition. The film was very fine crafted and directed and gives us a mixture of "The Hours" ( in certain regards) and "Misery" (ok thats Maybe a bit far stretched ). The other Performance besides Moss are very good too. First of all the Always underrated Michael Stuhlbarg. Absolutely note worthy Performance. He really developed his character in Detail. Ist shocking that he is already underrated for it. Also a very good performacne was given by Odessa Young who Held herself very well against acting heaveyweights like Moss and Stuhlbarg. Logan Lerman was a bit pale and can generally do better. Perfect Vehicle for Elisabeth Moss to shoot her into Oscar stardome and the beginning what could be a very good cinematic year for her.


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