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Gods and Monsters (1998)

Gods and Monsters
7.2 Rating
(147 ratings)
7.6 IMDB rating

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Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen

James Whale
Brendan Fraser

Brendan Fraser

Clayton Boone
David Dukes

David Dukes

David Lewis
Mark Kiely

Mark Kiely

Dwight
Jack Plotnick

Jack Plotnick

Edmund Kay


Written by
Bill Condon

Bill Condon

(screenplay)


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A very good movie

2 years, 10 months ago at May 25 13:31
I know Ian McKellen is above all famous for his roles in the X-men and Lord of the rings flicks, but, actually, he is much more than that. This movie is a really good example. McKellen gives an amazing perfomance, so full of depth and sensitivy that he fully becomes the character. On the other hand, Brendan Fraser tries again to play something else than his usual morons but didn't really convince ... read more
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Description: Based on Christopher Bram's novel FATHER OF FRANKENSTEIN, Bill Condon's semi-fictional 1998 sleeper stars Sir Ian McKellen in a fantastic performance as director James Whale (FRANKENSTEIN, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, SHOW BOAT). It is 1957, and Whale is living in semiseclusion in Southern California with his scrutinizing maid, Hannah (Lynn ... (more)
Release date: 4 November 1998
UPC: 025192058424
Drama (13), 1998 (7), Biography (6), Homosexual (5), Gay (5), Based On Novel (4), Love (4), Death (4), Homosexuality (3), Hollywood (3), (3), Adaptation (3), Biopic (3), Glbt (3), Camera (2), Gardener (2), Watching TV (2), Brain (2), 1990s (2), Memory (2)
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