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The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018)

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Starring (View all)
Kit Harington Kit Harington
John F. Donovan
Natalie Portman Natalie Portman
Sam Turner
Jacob Tremblay Jacob Tremblay
Rupert Turner
Susan Sarandon Susan Sarandon
Grace Donovan
Kathy Bates Kathy Bates
Barbara Haggermaker
Ben Schnetzer Ben Schnetzer
Rupert Turner
Thandie Newton Thandie Newton
Journalist
Jared Keeso Jared Keeso
James Donovan


Written by
Xavier Dolan Xavier Dolan
written by
Jacob Tierney Jacob Tierney
written by


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2 years, 11 months ago at Dec 9 13:36
Dolan gets near mainstream, clear, good stoy and even has his themes: a tv star doesn't fit but is as coward as no other Dolan's character...

An average movie

2 years, 8 months ago at Mar 20 10:02
Even though this movie had been a major critical failure when it had been finally released after months of delay, since I have a weak spot for Xavier Dolan’s work, I was still quite eager to check it out. Well, unfortunately, I’m afraid it really deserved its poor reputation. Indeed, even though ‘Juste la fin du monde’ had received some mixed reviews, I actually loved the damned thing. In ... read more
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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.
Release date: 13 December 2019
Tags: Drama (2), 2018 (2), UK (1), Canada (1), Gay (1), 2010 (1), Streaming (1), Nowtv (1)
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