The Death and Life of John F. Donovan 2018
2h 3min | Drama | 13 March 2019 (France)
A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces the written correspondence he shared with him, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.
I had been wanted to watch this and then read the reviews and thought I wouldn’t bother. I only ended up putting this movie on as I’d seen everything else and couldn’t sleep. Did I watch the same movie as the people who hated it? I understand each to their own but for me the acting was great and the story would have resonated with so many different people on many levels. A rare script to have so many great actors in it so they obviously saw the wow factor.
Director: Xavier Dolan
Writers: Xavier Dolan, Jacob Tierney
Stars: Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon, Emily Hampshire
Country: Canada | UK
Release Date: 13 March 2019 (France)
Also Known As: The Death and Life of John F. Donovan
Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA