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The Public

The Public is a movie starring Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling, and Emilio Estevez. An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from...

Other Titles
Ein ganz gewöhnlicher Held, Nieposłuszni
Running Time
1 hours 59 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Emilio Estevez
Emilio Estevez
Taylor Schilling, Jena Malone, Alec Baldwin, Emilio Estevez
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

In "the public" an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place. The story revolves around the library patrons, many of whom are homeless, mentally ill and marginalized, as well as an exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians who often build emotional connections and a sense of obligation to care for those regular patrons. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, the Patrons turn the building into a homeless shelter for the night by staging an "Occupy" sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what's really happening. This David versus Goliath story tackles some of our nation's most challenging issues, homelessness and mental illness and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library.

Comments about drama «The Public» (15)

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Catherine S.

A dark comedy about the lives of three friends who meet in a bar. They are good friends and they have a lot of fun together, but they also have a few secrets and some problems that they are not willing to discuss. I liked the story, it was very interesting, but the ending was a little disappointing. The film is about friendship, and I liked the characters, but they weren't really developed. I thought the movie was a little slow, and I didn't really care about any of the characters. I think it would have been better if the story had ended a little earlier, but the characters are good enough to carry the movie. The actors were very good, and I liked the comedy in the movie. I think the movie would have been better if it ended a little earlier, but it was still good. I would recommend this movie to people who are into dark comedies, but I wouldn't recommend it to people who like dark comedies.

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this film is a journey. it is a story that we all should see. one that we should not only see, but experience and be the hero to. an introspective look at life, where you can easily relate to and be a part of the film. in the same manner that watching the movie "Chinatown" can be very similar to an ordinary day. the only difference is the setting and that it is the American West. it is a very close and familiar to one that has watched a lot of European movies. it is definitely one of the best films that I have seen in a long time. i am sorry that i cannot write a review for it, but there is a lot to say about this movie. i can't go on and on without giving it away, but i am sure that you will be enthralled. and if you are not enthralled, then maybe you will know when you are. and if you are enthralled, then watch it.

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Joe B.

This is a film that is destined to be remembered in years to come. I am sure it will have a place on the top of the greatest film lists of all time. This film is so unique. The camera work is awesome, the music is simply perfect and it is the acting of these actors that is the great thing about this film. Jodie Foster's performance is truly remarkable. She made this film her own. I don't think I've seen a movie where her performance makes you want to take a film class. I love the whole movie. It is not a perfect film, but the casting, the directing, the editing, the editing of the music, and the acting is truly a masterpiece. 10/10. Watch this movie. If you have not seen this film, go to the local video store and get it. This film will never be forgotten.

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Very well made, a thoughtful, touching movie that was impossible to dislike. While watching, I found myself feeling saddened and depressed over the fate of the elderly mother, and the resulting breakdown of the family. As the movie unfolds, I could not take my eyes off the screen, watching how the story is told and how the events are explained. The story unfolds so slowly and there are so many details that are clearly not explained, that you are left to wonder if there is even a story. However, after watching the movie, you realize that there is a story behind it all, and it is important that you watch this movie. Not many movies will get you thinking, "This movie made no sense". This movie does. However, once you get this point, it all becomes a little clearer. Don't listen to the critics, or the people who say that this movie is not good. You will find yourself being moved by this movie, and this is a movie that you should see.

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Timothy Burton

I have to say that this movie is well made, it really gets you thinking, but that's why it's good. Also the way the movie was shot made it really interesting. The acting is good, but the acting is not the important part of this movie. The real story, the politics, the racism, the religion, the love, and what not. There are a lot of people who hate this movie, but it's a good movie that shows the dark side of life in America. I will definitely watch it again, I hope everyone doesn't hate it.

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I have just seen this movie today and was utterly moved by it. I'm sure everyone who watches it will be touched by it as well. It was a very moving movie. You really feel for all of the characters in it. It was not a story that was cliche and predictable like many others have stated. The movie was very moving and I just felt it was so sad. The more I think about it the more I am moved. I also feel it is very important to not judge a movie by how many "F" words are in it. I felt it was very important to show the whole story. I feel people should judge a movie by how it's related to the story. This movie is definitely a heart-wrenching and heartbreaking movie to watch. This is definitely one of the best movies I have seen in a long time and I would recommend it to anyone. It's very much like a book and it was sad and touching and sad at the same time. One of the best movies I have seen this year!

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Saw this film today at the London Film Festival. It was a pleasure to see this film again after so many years. This is a film about an artist, seen from the inside, who is at a crossroads in his life. It has the strengths and weaknesses of a drama, and a love story. It is the story of a young artist and his family, from the first meeting to the ending. The first time I saw this film, it did not have a title. I was in a little theater, and I thought, 'Oh, it is just a little movie, and it will go away.' The title came from the very beginning, and I thought, 'That is a good thing, because it will keep my attention.' It is about the life of an artist who has been there, and will never go back. It has the strength of a drama, and the strength of a love story. This is a film that is rich in it's characters, it has the strength of a drama, and the strength of a love story. This film will never leave you. I hope you can see it.I have seen it four times in the last two months.

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Martha A.

One of my favorite movies of all time. Some of the lines are classic. George Clooney & Kate Winslet are great. I love the scene where Clooney learns about the VA. I also like how George Clooney is drawn into being a psychiatrist. Michael Vartan is great as always. If you like great acting and a great story then this is the movie for you. The movie really makes you think about who we are, what we do, and how we treat each other. It makes you think about what is right and wrong, and how one person can make such a big difference in the lives of others.

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Rebecca Sanchez

I don't understand the negative reviews here. I loved this movie and had a great time. It was an emotional roller coaster. It's the type of movie you will love to watch over and over again. The acting was very believable, especially from the two main characters. I think you will be very entertained by this movie, but it's not for everyone. I recommend this movie to anyone that wants a little story with a lot of action.

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Christina O.

PITB is an absolute must-see. This movie is so close to my heart and will stay with me for a long time. The story, acting and directing is wonderful. The director and the actor, Josh Brolin and Amanda Seyfried, are truly amazing. I've seen this movie 2 times, and every time I'm surprised by the actors performances. I love this movie, and I love Josh Brolin. I recommend it to anyone, but especially to those who have strong feelings about childhood sexual abuse and should not have to suffer it. I loved it so much, and will watch it again and again.

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Debra Pierce

It is a simple story of a man who is an alcoholic. This man uses a hooker to get drunk to use for his own drug problem. This story is interesting to watch but for a moment, it seems as if the actors do not really care for it, because there is no development of the plot. It is clear that the actors are not really put into this film, they just play their role. You can not stop watching this film because it is so much better than your average street film. The directing is incredible. I saw this film in the cinema and it is just amazing. The story is so interesting and you can find things that you did not think of before. The camera does not do anything. It does not move and does not use shutter. The director simply does not have to do that and I can see it. He creates an atmosphere. The camera is placed in different spots, the camera follows characters and they do not move around in a scene. It is not too awkward. Just a really good film. It is not something that you can watch with friends or your friends. It is something that you want to watch with your friends. Because this is something that you will never forget.

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Olivia R.

I saw this film at a film festival in Stockholm last night. It is a great movie about the topic of a man, his child and the struggle for a better life. My eyes started to water when the girl was told how poor her family was. I found it so moving to see that a child who had lost everything had to struggle so hard just to keep up with the food her parents put her on. The father did not understand the child's difficulties, and he was constantly pushing her to do things she wanted to do. It is a film that the entire family should see, and it should make everyone a little bit of change in their lives. A movie that is also a human rights film. I highly recommend it, because it is an outstanding piece of work that makes you think. If you are a human rights activist, I would strongly suggest you to watch this film, because it gives you a great insight into the struggle for a better life.

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I read this book a few years ago, and, well, I was shocked by the book's revelations. As a result, I had never read the book. But now that I've read it, I feel I've been very fortunate to have watched the film. The performances were superb, especially Kirsten Dunst and Jamie Foxx. But the real star here was Ashley Judd, who is an amazing actress. She is believable, and it's very hard to see a situation in which she would feel like this. I was also touched by the story. The book is written from the point of view of a white kid, and I think that makes it very compelling to read. But the film does the opposite. The characters are black and white. The book is about a middle-aged, white woman who sees her daughter become less and less independent as she ages. The film just ends up feeling a little disconnected from its story. I guess it's not necessary for the story to be in black and white. I would have liked to have seen more of these characters at the end of the book. The film could have ended up feeling more like a single chapter from the book, rather than the whole story. But, you know what? I loved the book and the film. I loved the performances, the setting, the performances of the cast. I would say that this film is a great film.

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Kenneth R.

This film about a woman who loses her child is truly moving. In the film, we see that it was hard for the mother to talk about her child, who was killed. The movie shows the struggle of the mother to accept her son, who was killed. But she managed to find peace in the end. She was trying to find a way to forgive her. She did not know that she had to forgive her husband. She did not know that she had to forgive her mother. The mother is trying to find the way to forgive her husband, who has done many wrong things. But the mother has to make peace with her mother. There are many strong scenes in this film. The mother tries to find the way to forgive her mother. It is very sad and painful. But the movie makes us to believe that it is a normal way to deal with the past. The mother tries to find a way to forgive her mother. She is so strong and brave. We can see the strength of the mother. We can also see the strength of the mother. The mother is not getting a lot of love. But this movie is such a powerful story. This film is worth to watch.

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Marie C.

This is not a movie for everyone, but if you can get past the fact that it's a drama, you'll have a lot of fun. It may be a bit slow, but you will have to pay attention, because the movie doesn't really do much with exposition. The story is told mostly through the character's memories, and they make their own choices. That's not necessarily a bad thing, though. I watched this film because I was curious about what the movie's plot was about. My father made me watch it, and I thought it was an interesting mystery. He seemed to be as surprised by it as I was. What I think I know: The movie is about an 8 year old boy who loves his parents. He's a very compassionate and thoughtful child, and loves his parents very much. He's a boy who wants to grow up to be a "good guy." The mother has a very emotional life, and the father has a very complicated life. When the boy's father commits suicide, he leaves his son to his mother. The mother tries to help him by getting him a job, and doing things for him that aren't strictly necessary. The boy loves his mother very much, but she doesn't love him very much, and doesn't have any romantic interest in him. The mother's feelings for the boy are complex, and I really liked this idea. You really can't say this movie is for everyone. You have to be a sensitive person, and you have to have a certain empathy with the characters in this movie. I watched it with my father, and we both really enjoyed it. I've never seen any children like this before. There is a scene in this movie where the mother is lying in bed in bed, crying and her eyes have a kind of affection for the boy, and the boy is holding her close and saying he loves her. That kind of thing really doesn't happen much in movies. The mother and father in this movie are really very different. There's a scene in this movie where the father is in bed, and he's standing up in the middle of the room, staring into the distance. He looks very distant, and he's frustrated with his wife. I think it's really sad, and I can't imagine what he must feel. He's probably very angry, and the scene makes it even worse for the boy. It's so moving, and I really enjoyed the scene. That's the kind of movie I like, and I recommend it to anyone.