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Human Capital (2019)

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama | 20 March 2020 (USA)
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The lives of two different families collide when their children begin a relationship that leads to a tragic accident.

Director:

Marc Meyers

Writers:

Stephen Amidon (Novel), Oren Moverman

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Credited cast:
Peter Sarsgaard ... Quint Manning
Marisa Tomei ... Carrie
Maya Hawke ... Shannon
Aasif Mandvi ... Godeep
Liev Schreiber ... Drew
Alex Wolff ... Ian
Paul Sparks ... Jon
Betty Gabriel ... Ronnie Manning
Fredric Lehne ... Flowers
Christiane Seidel ... Godeep's Wife
James Waterston ... Andy
Fred Hechinger ... Jamie
Dominic Colón ... Roberto Jarvis
Eva Kaminsky ... Diane Casey
Daryl Edwards ... Detective Drew
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The lives of two different families collide when their children begin a relationship that leads to a tragic accident.

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Every Life Has a Price

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Crime | Drama

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Remake of 2013 Italian film, Human Capital (2013). See more »

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Godeep: Heh, so real estate agent... I mean, I thought that was a job for divorced middle aged housewives.
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Remake of Human Capital (2013) See more »

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Written by Brandon Miles Baker, Micah Daniel Gibbs, Charzale Stephon Harding
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A Pleasure to Watch Such Skilled Actors, But Lacking Any Real Payoff
23 March 2020 | by MetaflixSee all my reviews

Marc Meyers' 'Human Capital' is a resourceful melodrama that adequately relies on one of the better ensemble casts assembled so far this year, though it largely lacks the compelling nature and overall substance that was seen in Paolo Virzi's 2013 version of the film based on the same source material.

Liev Schreiber plays Drew, a Brooklyn real estate agent who crosses paths with Quint Manning (Peter Sarsgaard), a hedge fund manager who offers a financial investment that one should suspect as being too good to be true. As Drew hustles for enough money to buy into the scheme and the resulting payoff doesn't go as planned, the rest of the picture's high caliber cast is drawn into the mix, including compelling turns by Betty Gabriel, Marisa Tomei, and Paul Sparks.

Each actor is so perfectly cast and each character is so precisely defined that one only wishes that the plot itself were more compelling, with higher stakes and more grounded interactions. Given that this film is adapted from the novel by author Stephen Amidon yet heavily influenced by the Italian version of the movie of the same name, the everywhere-and-nowhere tone seemingly stems from hewing to two different masters but inadequately paying tribute to either.

Such is the dichotomy of 'Human Capital': a pleasure to watch such skilled actors make the most of the roles they are given while being frustrated at the nagging lack of any real payoff.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,331, 19 July 2020

Gross USA:

$6,596

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,596
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