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Shirley (2020)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisabeth Moss ... Shirley Jackson
Odessa Young ... Rose Nemser / Paula
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Stanley Hyman
Victoria Pedretti ... Katherine
Robert Wuhl ... Randy Fisher
Paul O'Brien ... Dean
Orlagh Cassidy ... Caroline
Bisserat Tseggai ... Peggy
Allen McCullough ... Norman
Tony Manna Tony Manna ... Drunken Fellow
Molly Fahey ... Faculty Wife (as Molly Elizabeth Fahey)
Edward O'Blenis ... Ralph Ellison
Ryan Spahn ... Drunk Cad
Vincent McCauley Vincent McCauley ... Grad Student
Emily Decker ... Prissy College Student
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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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Gave it 3 for the great actors
6 June 2020 | by eventlaunchSee all my reviews

As for movie and script it's got to be 0 what a load of bullocks


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Release Date:

5 June 2020 (USA) See more »

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