Foxcatcher

Foxcatcher

DVD - 2015
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Based on true events, the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2015]
Branch Call Number: DVD FOXCATC 1DISC
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,Region 1
NTSC
widescreen (1.85:1),24 fps
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
4 3/4 in
1 videodisc (approximately 134 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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Nominated for: Actor-Steve Carell, Supporting Actor-Mark Ruffalo, Directing, Original Screenplay, Makeup and Hairstyling

Nominated for: Actor-Steve Carell, Supporting Actor-Mark Ruffalo, Directing, Original Screenplay, Makeup and Hairstyling


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2889bk
Jul 29, 2017

Money the root of evil! πŸ‘ΏπŸ˜ˆ good movie we all can learn from. I give this movie 3🌟⭐️🌟 slow but a must see πŸ‘€.

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amoby
May 07, 2017

Gross, this movie is creepy so good.

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brotagonist
Feb 27, 2017

How can one not give a true story full marks? The characters are so morose. I just didn't get it. Shouldn't they be having the time of their lives? Why the misery? I knew someone was going to get killed. How did I ever miss this story when it happened? What a terrible event! The film has left me with a feeling of loss that is going to simmer in me for the next few days. I'm glad I saw it. My condolences to those who had to live through this.

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JOSEPH SARDO
Dec 22, 2016

Highly engrossing film that I wish left me with a "take-away" sentiment or something to learn or feel. Channing Tatum mentioned in the bonus feature he initially turned down this role because he read the script and saw the story had no "resolve". He said he changed his mind after a few years passed and he learned "why we make movies". Hmm

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Janice21383
Aug 15, 2016

For once, actors (Ruffalo, Tatum) who seem like Olympic class athletes. And it's a dead heat as to which gives the better performance. Steve Carrell is more debatable. His performance is deeply felt, but self-conscious -- in a way, it's a match to the real life heir/coach/eccentric. Overall, it might have been better to go with a different actor, or at least let Carrell perform without a false nose, which mesmerizes both him and the audience.

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akirakato
Mar 30, 2016

This is a 2014 docu-drama directed by Bennett Miller, based on true events.
Although the performences of the main actors are superb, the film fails to show the complexity about du Pont's pathology.
All of a sudden, it simply depicts the tragic, shocking and utterly unreasonable last scenes that profoundly puzzle me to the bone.

LPL_MurielG Mar 15, 2016

Slow paced but utterly gripping psychological drama. The choreography of the wrestling scenes is flawless. Every single wrestling match, even the practice ones, have consequences for the characters.

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lukasevansherman
Mar 15, 2016

I feel some of the criticisms below miss the mark. The film is slow, but intentionally so, and I think this allows it to build an ominous mood that explodes into tragedy. And I think the casting is excellent. Steve Carell, thanks to some effective make-up, disappears into the role of John Du Pont, the eccentric scion of an enormously wealthy family who takes a somewhat unhealthy interest in gold medal winning wrestler Mark Scultz. Channig Tatum plays Mark as a wounded, adrift character who quickly takes to Du Pont's patronage. Mark Ruffalo plays his brother David, who is more grounded and suspicious. Some faulted the film for not exploring Du Pont's psyche and motivation, but I don't know if you can make sense of a character like this who was incredibly rich, incredibly privileged, and incredibly isolated. Director Bennett Miller's ("Capote," "Moneyball") is precise and understated, letting the story unfold at a pace that is gradual, but never boring. Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miler both have small parts. A great, if disturbing and haunting, film.

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hd683
Feb 16, 2016

Best film I saw last year- the behaviors of the three leading characters tell the story so completely that the narrative unfolds seamlessly. Added to that is wonderful cinematography and a somber music score that drives home the distance created between the wrestling community and the public, reminiscent of a forgotten place.

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thepudman
Jan 24, 2016

Trailer made it look like a fast paced, gripping story. In reality - very slow. People rave about Carell's performance, but all he did was look down his nose the whole movie.

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jimg2000
Apr 19, 2015

Mark: I'm so proud to introduce my mentor. He has the ability to look at me and see where I am in life. I feel his love for me as an athlete
and as a human being. My mother and father were divorced when I was 2. And I spent a lifetime looking for a father, and I found one in the Golden Eagle of America, John du Pont.

John du Pont: Mark, we as a nation have failed to honor you. And that's a problem. Not just for you, but for our society. When we fail to honor that which should be honored, it's a problem. It's a canary in a coal mine.

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