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The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story

The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story is a movie starring Sharman Joshi, Stephen Baldwin, and Shari Rigby. In India, a journalist investigates whether or not an Australian missionary is performing illegal conversions on the...

Running Time
1 hours 52 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Drama
Director
Aneesh Daniel
Writer
Andrew E. Matthews
Actors
Sharman Joshi, Stephen Baldwin, Shari Rigby, Manoj Mishra
Country
USA
Year
2019
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

In India, a journalist investigates whether or not an Australian missionary is performing illegal conversions on the local townspeople.

Comments about drama «The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story» (21)

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Kimberly

While I didn't quite connect with Graham Staines in the way that I did with Paul Schrader, I did like the way he portrayed his father, the Fokker family. There was a great feeling of family and camaraderie between the kids. I also liked the way that the family was portrayed, there wasn't just one man that was in charge. The family was tight-knit, there was a strong bond between the two younger boys, and there was a strong relationship between the two older boys. There was also a sense of loyalty to the family, and a desire to keep the family going. The reason that the kids don't understand this at first is because they are told that Paul is not there for them, and that Paul is dead. But they realize that he was not dead, he was never dead, and he is still there. I also liked the way that the children were portrayed, because they were so real. I thought that they did a great job with the relationship between the boys, and I also thought that the way that they portrayed the father was good, because he wasn't that stereotypical of a man. I thought that he was a good father, and he was a good man. I liked the way that they portrayed the relationship between the two boys, and I thought that the way that the father's wife treated the boys was good, because she treated them as equals, and she didn't treat them as her property, and she didn't treat them as if they were some stupid objects. I liked that the kids didn't just want to be there for the father, but also wanted to help him out. I thought that the movie was really good, and I think that it is a really good movie that was well worth watching.

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Jennifer

Director/co-writer Stephen Chbosky (co-star of The Last Supper, or Red State) has taken a very familiar storyline and turned it into an interesting and enjoyable film. The story centers on a retired college professor named Graham Staines (played by Aaron Eckhart) who's living with his young son and his wife (played by Vera Farmiga) in a small town in Ohio. Graham is trying to raise his son and a wife who's become interested in writing. It's a very American story, in that Graham has to raise his son and a wife while living in a small town, and while he's at it, he also has to take care of his wife, while taking care of his son. But he's also dealing with the effects of Alzheimer's disease. The film is actually set in the 1960's, which is quite a departure from the 1950's, but it works. It's a very down-to-earth film. The cinematography is wonderful. The music is also very good. The acting is also very good. The performances are very good. I particularly enjoyed the chemistry between Aaron Eckhart and Vera Farmiga. It's an unusual performance, but it worked for me. I also liked the performance by Angela Bettis. She's an actress I've admired for a long time, and I like her in this film. I also liked the performance of Myles Turner. The performances are also very good. The film is very slow. There are very few scenes that are just jumping around from one scene to another, but it still doesn't take away from the film. The film is very well made. It's not a masterpiece, but it's a good film. I think the film is better than I expected. It's not the best film of the year, but it's a good film. It's a very good film.

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Virginia Carter

I am not a big fan of "Dawson's Creek" and have been avoiding this movie for years. The reason being is that I have never liked Will Ferrell. I was shocked to hear he was in this film and was pleasantly surprised. I don't think the film is too long and there are some great parts. I think the best thing about this film is the fact that it is not a typical comedy. It is not going to appeal to everyone. I don't know what else to say about it. If you are looking for a laugh and don't mind some drama then this is a good movie to watch.

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Carol G.

This is one of the most important books to be written. I am still struggling to figure out how I can make sense of it. I have the feeling that I could say more about the book, but the material is too precious to lose. But I can't give away too much. It's a shame that this book isn't available to view on the big screen, because I really would like to see it again.

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Bobby Spencer

Just watched the movie and all I can say is I'm in awe. I can't wait for the director's next project. As a 20 something, I'm pretty mature for this type of film, but this one has changed my life. This is not a normal movie. You're not just watching a movie for a quick buck. It has a great story, and the director's direction is fantastic. This film really has changed my life. It has inspired me to do something in my life that I didn't even think was possible. I can't wait to see what the next project is going to be like.

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Joshua

I loved this film. This movie had everything - dark humour, drama, action, romance, and a little of everything. I thought it was a very good way to spend an evening. I was very surprised to learn that this film was made in 1988! This is a film that is great for children as well as adults. I'm not sure why this film has such a low rating. Perhaps people think it is too violent or violent in the wrong way. However, if you are a child, then this is definitely the film for you. I also think that there is a lot of confusion about who the killer is. I think that the director did a good job in making the audience understand who the killer was, but I think the audience would have been better served if the audience had to guess. I'm not sure why the critics are giving this film such a low rating, but I hope that this film gets a higher rating.

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Arthur Palmer

This is a wonderful movie. Its a story of loss and redemption. The story is true and the emotions are real. The actors portray their roles with true emotion. I also love the fact that this movie can be seen by many people. I have watched it 3 times now. It is a must see for everyone. My favorite part is when Graham meets a woman at a party who he has not met before. She offers to drive him to the grocery store and says to him "We can be a family again. What are you waiting for?" It's a wonderful movie. I highly recommend it. This movie is about a man who is very sick and loses everything in a tragic accident. Graham realizes that he needs to change his ways and he begins to reconnect with his family. Graham's best friend and the one who tries to help him change is his father. The father was once a popular celebrity but he was not a good father. Graham realizes that he needs to learn from his father and he learns how to change his ways. Graham does this by becoming more self-sufficient and he begins to learn how to make money for his family. This is a great movie. Its a movie that you can watch over and over again. It is a movie that everyone should see. I give it a 9 out of 10.

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Virginia S.

This is a very good movie, which can be watched with your family. The cast is wonderful, the story is interesting and the whole thing is pretty touching. It is very good for the whole family, because it can teach kids to be good parents and to have a strong moral code. It teaches them the importance of trust, integrity and friendship, and the importance of staying in touch with the ones that matter the most. It's a movie that will touch your heart, and make you think. It's not a movie that will leave you with a bad taste in your mouth, because it's not just a movie, it's a film that will have you thinking about it for a long time. A good film, for the whole family.

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Sara E.

The latest from the director of The Usual Suspects. Not one to please everyone, but one to watch. Set in the 1950's, it is a story of an aging actor who is being played by the same guy in every role. He gets together with the woman who plays his younger brother. The problem is the younger brother is a dead ringer for the actor. They have a romantic relationship. Then one day, the younger brother turns up dead. The older brother is convinced the younger brother murdered him. He then decides to investigate the whole thing and finds out who the real killer is. The story itself is pretty much a one man show. I guess this is why some might be disappointed. The story isn't all that great. The acting is. The story is a bit hard to follow. The story and the acting are still not bad. It is more of a one man show than a two man show. Overall, not the worst movie you can see. It isn't bad. Just not that good. It is worth watching if you like conspiracy movies, conspiracy theories, and general movies with conspiracy theories. It's not going to make you feel good, but it is still entertaining enough to watch. There is no real point to this movie, but it's still a watchable movie. It has some good acting, good story, and it's worth watching. I give it a 7/10. There are some parts of the movie that are entertaining, but overall it's a pretty bad movie. 7/10. 6/10.

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Walter

This is a rather original film about a man who has been charged with the murder of a young girl. This film is a study of his personality, his situation, his relationships with people, his dreams and his trials. I have to say, I really enjoyed this film. It was very realistic and very well written. I liked the fact that the film depicted the inner workings of a man who was trying to live up to the expectations of his parents, and the difficulties he encountered with this. I also enjoyed the character of Graham Staines. I like that he was a normal guy, and I liked the way he was portrayed. The film made me think about a lot of things, and I thought that it was a good film, but I was not all that impressed with the film overall.

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Megan Santos

The Least of These is an excellent, well-acted, and informative film. I have read the book and loved it. I have seen the original film twice and have liked it, but I still enjoy this film. It's not perfect, but it's definitely worth watching. The film has a strong cast, from Christopher Plummer as the older, wiser Graham Staines to Richard Dreyfuss as the young, out-of-place Detective Stan Williams. You also have the wonderful and perfect Jean Smart as a young, attractive policewoman. It is also good to see Chris Noth as the dashing young gay lawyer. I am going to be very surprised if this film does not win a few awards. It is well worth seeing.

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Craig T.

I was lucky enough to see this on a double bill with "Dennis Potter's" (Wright's) movie "The Least of These." Both movies were pretty good, but "The Least of These" was an exceptional, extremely well written, and well acted movie. I thought this was much more moving than the first movie in this trilogy, "Beneath." My only regret is that it didn't get the awards it deserved. This movie is the closest that Wright has come to making a real movie in my opinion. The performances were great, the story was interesting, and the acting was good. The ending was a bit too simplistic, but the plot was interesting. I would recommend this movie to anyone who has not seen the first two movies in this trilogy, and to anyone who is a fan of Wright.

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Pamela

At times I felt like this movie would end up as a surrealist piece and a jumbled mess, like a lost tape. In fact, that's exactly what it feels like. But in the end, I thought this was a decent movie, with great performances by the entire cast. The story starts out with Graham Staines, a man who used to live in a country house in the hills, but now lives in a run-down apartment complex. He's still in love with his old school friend, Carrie, but he can't stand the fact that she's married. He just wants to go on with his life. One day, Graham accidentally bumps into her, and she's afraid that he's cheating on her. She thinks Graham might be getting married to another woman, and she's mad at him for getting involved with Carrie. But he doesn't know. Graham asks Carrie to get rid of a photo of him and Carrie finds it in her apartment, and she decides to make a copy of it. But Graham doesn't want the picture to be seen by anyone, so he gives it to his father. The father tells Graham that he has to be the one to take it, and Graham takes it. He's so confused about the picture, he doesn't even know what to do with it. But he realizes that he can't take the picture back, so he decides to get rid of it. And he goes to his old school friend, Carrie, and tries to have a serious conversation about the picture. But Graham doesn't believe her, and she leaves him. He decides to use the photo to try and find out the truth. He goes to Carrie's apartment, and he's very happy to see his old school friend. But she doesn't believe him. Then he takes the picture to the local newspaper and tries to get the truth out about it. The story doesn't get much better for Graham. He's getting called a liar and a thief. He feels like he's losing his mind. Carrie, on the other hand, is the one who gets really angry. She thinks Graham is losing his mind, and she wants to prove that he's not crazy. Graham takes the photo back, but the story is still going on. Graham goes to Carrie's house and tries to make a phone call. Carrie doesn't believe him, and Graham doesn't know what to do with the picture. He goes back to the newspaper and tries to get the truth out about it. But he doesn't believe her either. The movie doesn't end until the last half hour. But the story is still going on. It's a really great movie. It's one of the few that I like a lot. I'd recommend it to anybody who wants to see a good romantic drama, and a good story. It's a great movie, with great performances, and a great story. I give it a 7/10.

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Jeremy

I must admit that I was more than a bit excited when I heard that this film was being made. After all, I was a fan of Jim Carrey and Ben Stiller and had been following the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Glenn Frey, Rob Zombie, David Byrne, and most of the rest of the performers on the now-defunct "Stand Up For Heroes" shows on the television. So what could possibly go wrong? As it turns out, everything. First of all, the film is so "chick-flick" in its very first scene that I couldn't take it seriously and it was not until the end of the film that I really began to appreciate what the movie was actually trying to accomplish. It would be like saying that, for example, a movie about the destruction of a cruise ship can't possibly be taken seriously if you are a man. I had been asking myself, "So what?" all the way through the film. The end of the film brought the film into the realm of "just good" and I didn't want to see it any other way. The film, I suppose, was going to be a comedy, but it wasn't. I couldn't really tell you why the film wasn't funny. It wasn't even good, but it wasn't bad. The acting was good. The characters were real and the performances were believable. The story was good, and I think it was all the more important because it was the story of the film. The story was very well-done. It was a good balance between humor and drama. The humor was good and not too many times did I find myself laughing. The drama was not too deep, but it was not too light either. I liked the movie, but I wouldn't call it a masterpiece. I think it was very good. If you're not a fan of Jim Carrey, Ben Stiller, or Glenn Frey, you won't like this film. I think the actors did a good job and, if you like these guys, you'll probably enjoy this film. I do recommend the film. It was good, but not great. I think the film was an 8 out of 10.

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Wayne Allen

This is a very touching and moving film about a young man who lives with his mother and sister. His mother has been suffering from dementia for a long time and his sister has suffered from the same problem. The sisters have been separated since birth, but they are now reunited. One day, Graham Staines's sister makes him go to the family house and she tells him about the secret of his mother's dementia. It's a long story, but it is a powerful one. The film is touching and compelling. I was deeply moved by the film, and I was glad to see it get the award it deserves. I really hope the Academy recognizes this film, because it deserves it. This film is one of the best films of the year, and it deserves to be recognized. 8/10

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Cynthia P.

If you can't relate to Graham Staines, you will be disturbed by this movie. I myself have never known the people he met and I have a lot of friends from the world of fashion. So, I really do not know what it is about Graham that made him the way he is. For me, the problem was that the film portrayed Graham as an easy target for the sort of people he was befriending. For example, I think the character who Graham met at the US Open was a real asshole. He was just a big jerk. In fact, I have no idea what he was thinking when he decided to do what he did. I think he was just trying to get himself out of a situation that was really not the way he wanted to go. The problem is that Graham was the only one of his friends who actually had a conscience. He would go to the hotel to pick up his clothes. Then he would put them in the dryer. Then he would go out and buy a pair of shoes for a friend of his, then go to the store to buy a pair of jeans. But I am sure the other guys didn't know how he did it. They didn't want to be the guys who bought a pair of jeans at the dryer. I am sure that this is not true of all of his friends. I can only imagine the extent of Graham's loyalty and sense of duty. I think it would be hard for a person to believe that Graham would take a job that paid him a lot of money, and then would go to the bank and take out a loan that he knew was very risky. He would probably get a lot of the people who are supposed to help him in the form of a lawyer. I think that he would feel obligated to pay back the loan. If he was going to do something wrong, he would at least try to learn from his mistakes. But Graham was a very honest person, and was willing to put his life and his career on the line for the right reasons. I really feel that Graham Staines is a hero, and I think he deserves to be remembered for what he did. It is a pity that the film doesn't give us any character profiles of the other people he met.

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Johnny B.

The Graham Staines story is just an intriguing story with several interesting parts, but too much melodrama for my liking. What kept me involved was the acting, and I do mean acting. Without it, this movie would not have been enjoyable. The movie has several actors, but it is probably best described as one big ensemble piece. The story is very compelling, and there is enough depth to the characters to make the story interesting. The film is also quite a lengthy, so that is not such a problem. I think the acting of the actors is better than the story. If you want a good drama, I recommend The Departed or The Town. If you want to watch a decent, but not great drama, I recommend The Graham Staines story.

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Amanda Curtis

In the 1970s, Graham Staines (Richard Harris) had a successful, seemingly successful career as a writer. When he was young, his father (Michael Caine) was a millionaire. But when his father died, Graham's mother (Anne Bancroft) moved out. Graham's step-mother became a womanizer. Graham became bored with his career and didn't like the lifestyle. He became estranged from his wife. Graham's girlfriend (Bette Midler) came to visit and Graham told her he had to go back to his hometown. Graham agreed to go back, but he left his children and money behind. Graham lost his job. He lost his home. He lost his respect from his peers. His friends started to dislike him. But Graham had faith in God. He went to the funeral of his friend and got his money back. He wanted to go back to his hometown to see his friends. He went back, but he never returned. This film is a drama. It was filmed on location in Glastonbury, Somerset. It is about the loss of Graham Staines, a man who grew up in a wealthy family, and now has to live with the loss of his home, his children, and his friends. It is also about the loss of faith in God. This film is the kind of film that a lot of people would like to see. It is not a great film, but it is a very good film. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Denise

A great, heartfelt look at a man who didn't care if his wife died, but he was stuck in a long-term relationship with his second wife. It's the kind of movie you can watch and feel the same way. You can feel the pain, the anger, the sadness and the sorrow that Graham felt when he was caught in a web of deception. And you can feel the hope that came out of it all. It's a movie that makes you want to know more about the people that Graham met and married. Graham was a great man and you can see the love in his eyes. He wasn't a murderer, but he had a very tough time keeping that secret. He suffered greatly from the lie he had to tell his wife and his children. And he suffered even more as he watched his second wife die. Graham was a great man. I hope you watch this movie.

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Roy

This is a very different film for me than the usual "no one will know what is going on" type films. It's very entertaining and keeps you on the edge of your seat. I really like this type of movie and I think it's much more interesting than most films that come out these days. I was very impressed with the acting. My favorite actor was Kevin Bacon. I think he really did a good job in this film. The story is very well written and very interesting. I really recommend this film.

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Austin Parker

This is the kind of film that we should be seeing more of, especially in the current political climate. It was a wonderful film and I feel it deserves a bigger audience. I'm glad to see that the casting of Rooney Mara was also excellent. I also really enjoyed all the supporting roles, especially the actors who played the youngest members of the family. I'd like to see more films like this that are made today, and I hope that this film gets a bigger audience. My only wish is that more of these kind of films get made.