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    Default Re: Colin Firth to play Donald Crowhurst

    There is a select company with whom I hope to see this.

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    The film premiered in London today. (Feb.6/18)
    I's already tomorrow there so can anyone file a report?

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3319730/releaseinfo
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    Exactly 3 years since I started this thread.
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    Wow time flies. I check in on this thread once in a while because I'm dying to see this.

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    Saw it but, sorry, i found it tedious and depressing. The acting is predictably excellent but, for me, the movie has no other redeeming features. I enjoyed the documentary, Deep Water, much more. Admittedly, I've waited a long time to see this movie so perhaps my expectations were just too high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Saw it but, sorry, i found it tedious and depressing. The acting is predictably excellent but, for me, the movie has no other redeeming features. I enjoyed the documentary, Deep Water, much more. Admittedly, I've waited a long time to see this movie so perhaps my expectations were just too high.

    Rick
    I want to see it anyhow. ''Depresive'' as you mention is surely what the movie maker had in mind. He wanted to make feeling the audience the same conditions as Donald Crowhurst was living his last days.
    This can't be a HAPPY movie, it's a man's deep depression where death was his only issue.
    Financial difficulty, cheating the Golden Globe race, lying to the world about his position on sea all theese and maybe much more pushed him to death.

    Deep water was different, much different.
    ''The work is teaching you the work'' : Bernard Moitessier.

    Single-handed Sailor, 1968-1969 Golden Globe Challenge, 1st around the world sailing race.

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    Well, I'm not sure that depressing or happy are the only alternatives! Interesting might be another. I probably know, or think I know, too much about the story already to gain much from the movie. People I know who didn't really know the story, basically hated it! But there are critical reviews that are very positive, the acting is terrific. The movie pushes the idea Crowhurst was pushed to go by sponsors - I'm not sure that it was quite like that, but I guess we should assume that the moviemakers did more research than I've done, too. The movie certainly pushes the point that Crowhurst let down his family very, very badly, and I think that's certainly accurate.

    People should make their own judgements. I just found it disappointing and pretty boring. Just my view.

    Rick

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