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The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan is a movie starring Kit Harington, Natalie Portman, and Jacob Tremblay. A decade after the death of an American television star, a young actor reminisces about the written correspondence he...

Other Titles
ジョン・F・ドノヴァンの死と生, Džono F. Donovano gyvenimas ir mirtis, Η Ζωή του Τζον Φ. Ντόνοβαν, Ma vie avec John F. Donovan, The Life and Death of John F. Donovan, La mia vita con John F. Donovan, Džona F. Donovana nāve un dzīve, A Minha Vida com John F. Donovan
Running Time
2 hours 3 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Drama
Director
Xavier Dolan
Writer
Xavier Dolan, Jacob Tierney
Actors
Jacob Tremblay, Kit Harington, Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon
Country
Canada, UK
Year
2018
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

A decade after the death of an American television star, a young actor reminisces about the written correspondence he shared with him, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.

Comments about drama «The Death and Life of John F. Donovan» (19)

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Joan

This is the first movie I have seen starring Sean Penn and Meryl Streep. Both have great performances. The film is about a man who is an alcoholic. He becomes a father. It is a good drama. The characters are very good. It is a great story. My favorite part is the last part. I think this film is very good. Meryl Streep is amazing. It is a great movie. It is one of the best films I have seen. I give it a 9.

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Kathryn Adams

This movie is not a chick flick. It is very important to know the background and motivations of the characters. I am sure it will be a lot better if you have some knowledge of the Civil War. I was very impressed with the production values and the fact that it is not supposed to be a historical documentary. A very good movie, if you like to see the Confederacy with the Dixiecrats and the Yankee forces fighting for the South.

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Paul

I am amazed at the reaction to this film. I have seen it twice and I am already planning to see it again! I am not going to sugarcoat it, it is a very difficult film to watch and to watch at the same time. It is about death and life and the effect of such a life upon the loved ones, the family and the friends. There is a beautiful moment in the film where you are on the edge of your seat and waiting for it to end. You get to feel for the characters and their loss. The cast is incredible. The directing and editing are outstanding. The story is beautifully told and at the same time moving and beautiful. I am a huge fan of the music. I have loved the songs in this film and am eagerly awaiting the soundtrack. I am very glad I saw this film. It is definitely a must see!

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Walter

I can't help but compare the tone of this film to that of "The Corner," one of my all-time favorite movies. Both are serious, thought-provoking, and especially emotional, and both feature non-professional actors. Both are about a man who is not at all likeable, and who comes across as quite despicable. Both are very well done, and the final ending of "The Corner" is as heart-wrenching as anything I've ever seen. "The Death and Life of John F. Donovan" is similar, but also very good. I recommend it to anyone who wants to see a film with a lot of meaning, and who is looking for a drama that is a little more dramatic than "The Corner." My favorite character was the one played by Sean Penn, as he essentially was the narrator of this film. I felt that he did a great job. The film was very touching, and I think it was very well done. There were a lot of things in this film that I was thinking about, and it made me think of a lot of things. This is a must-see film, and I give it a 9 out of 10.

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Jean P.

What a wonderfully interesting story, this is, despite a certain suggestion of blandness, a very good movie. The story of John F. Donovan is one of the best told in American movies, it's a true story and it's wonderful to see the struggle for justice in this young man's life. As far as the acting is concerned, it's excellent and the performances of the two young stars, Beau Bridges and Charles Dutton, is top notch. It's a shame that the movie has received a lot of criticism from critics and the public. I don't know if it's because of the subject matter or the lack of a great ending but I think it's a great movie that should be seen. It's an interesting story, based on a true story and it's well worth a look.

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Albert C.

I've always found John F. Donovan to be a fascinating character. I don't care for his political beliefs but he was someone who lived a life that is so full of mystery. He was a man who was just out of his element at first but was always willing to help people. He was someone who had a heart of gold but was a coward and hid it. John F. Donovan was an extremely interesting character. I was so excited to watch this movie because of the great cast. How could you not be excited about another adaptation of a well-loved book. The cast was perfect and the direction and music was amazing. This movie was outstanding. The ending was so powerful and moving. There was not a dull moment in this movie and the acting was so good. I'm sure that I will watch this movie over and over again. The movie was amazing and I will definitely watch it again.

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Patricia

I'm sorry but I can't believe people rate this movie so low. First of all, this is a drama about the plight of the homeless and how they're treated. It's a good thing people can't be allowed to have their views of society dictated by the media. Secondly, this movie is really about the two brothers. They have a father who doesn't want anything to do with them and they have a mother who's also completely clueless about how to treat their children. She's the stereotypical mother, in a way. Third, this is a movie about how to treat your children. It's not just a movie about a poor, homeless man but about how to be a good parent. Finally, it's a movie about how to deal with loss and how to deal with anger. This is the best movie I've seen all year.

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Teresa G.

This movie is really moving. It touches on so many issues and the reactions of the characters are so real. It makes you think about how things are. In a way, it's like a movie you watch for the first time on TV. It's more important than a lot of movies I've seen. I can't wait for it to be on DVD.

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Albert

I saw this movie at the movies and I was amazed at how well written it was. It seemed like a love story, but it wasn't. The main character was really interesting and made you care about him and his life. I felt sorry for him when he was dying, I felt sad when he was alive, but when he was dying I was crying. He had such a heart for the things he did, I felt his pain. This is a very well made movie and I recommend everyone see it.

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Gregory

I was not familiar with this movie at all before I watched it. The movie really touched me and made me think. This is the type of movie that you can watch again and again. There are so many memorable scenes and lines that will stay with you long after the movie is over. I would recommend this movie to anyone who has a passion for the movie industry.

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Stephanie Harrison

This is an extraordinary film and a must see. The cast is excellent and all of them make the most of their characters. The story is excellent and the dialogue is brilliant. The style of the film is so realistic that it makes the characters and the story more realistic. A must see for anyone who has ever wanted to know more about what it was like to be a cop in New York City during the Depression.

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Diana G.

This movie is the one I've watched the most. It's really good. It is a very good movie. It's very well written, and it was a big step for me as an actor. I really like the characters in the movie. My favorite character in the movie is Cal, and my favorite character in the movie is Charlie. This movie is very realistic, and you can see that the people in the movie were trying to do something good, and it was the best thing they could do, and it was good for them. I think people would like the movie. It's very good.

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Alan C.

This movie was a great one, I have seen it 3 times now, and it still brings tears to my eyes. I was in love with the actor who played Donovan, his acting was excellent, the chemistry was there. I didn't like him in it too much, I think he was miscast. This movie was a great movie, I give it a 10/10.

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Jason Jones

I watched the movie on the HBO late at night and it was very difficult to watch. I had to turn it off and re-watch it. It was so difficult to watch. I hope I have not missed anything. I just finished watching the movie again. The movie has a very heavy message that people need to hear and understand. If you have not seen this movie, do not hesitate to watch it.

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Janet Nelson

I'm not a big John's fan but I think this is one of the best films ever made. The performances are all superb, the plot is intricate and the story is not very predictable. I can see why it got a lot of criticism but I can't see why it didn't win the Oscar for best picture. The performances are all great, especially Helen Hunt, she is absolutely amazing in this film. I recommend this film to anyone who wants to know more about the life of John F. Donovan. It is a very difficult story to tell, but this film does it superbly. I strongly recommend this film to anyone who likes to be amazed.

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Jesse B.

A film which is truly a masterpiece of movie making. All the aspects of the film are great. The acting, the script, the cinematography, the music.all outstanding. I have seen this film several times and it never gets old. Even today I can watch this film and never get tired of it. I recommend it to everyone who has a soul and who wants to see a movie which is really, really good.

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Katherine A.

If you can get through the first 45 minutes, you will not be disappointed. I've seen it a couple of times and I'm still finding new things to learn about this movie. Although it's not the "best" movie I've ever seen, it's definitely a must see!

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Carol Hanson

A very beautiful film, I cried a lot. It was very touching. It reminded me of my dad and his experience with Alzheimer's disease. The movie was very heart-warming. A good story that is told very well. It made me want to go to sleep, and wake up. This is a must see movie for everyone.

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Kathy Flores

A final and most touching end to a brilliant actor and a phenomenal director. This is the best film of 2001, and for once, a movie that doesn't require you to think of it as a movie. It is a masterpiece of cinema.