Geoffrey Rush has got all the plaudits for his performance as Peter
Sellers in Steven Hopkins' portrayal, and all of the praise he has
gotten is widely deserved. Rush puts in a truly remarkable performance
as Sellers, particularly in his portrayal as the character Dr
Hopkins has done a masterful piece of directing, with the
autobiographical asides being particularly well done, if a little
unusual with Rush becoming each of the main characters (not that
Sellers didn't do similar of course in Dr Strangelove!).
There is no doubt that Sellers was a flawed individual - I mean, what
kind of person would really treat Britt Ekland like that? - but he was
also a comic genius, and this comes across as an honest and accurate
portrayal of the man.
It's criminal that this film isn't eligible for the academy awards as
it's not getting a cinema release in the USA, as Rush and Hopkins would
both be strong contenders.
Rush is backed up by a number of strong backup performances by Charlize
Theron, John Lithgow (superb as Blake Edwards, and would also deserve
an Oscar nomination), Stephen Fry and Sonia Aquino as Sophia Loren
(although her double, newcomer Kate Burrell was actually better in my
opinion!). And does Emily Watson ever get sick of being typecast as the
long suffering woman in such films? She doesn't seem to, and I find
Would definitely recommend seeing, as I found it quirkily good..
meteor02 watch Catch That Kid movie
Being there : Peters sellers was a genius , nothing else to tell! The movie tells the adventures of mentaly disabeled person who reflects to us the crazyness of our modern society!.
lrubii watch Middletown movie
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers is the most profound, complex, disturbing, and, yes, funniest bio movie I've ever seen made for TV..
Champ2947 watch The Pianist movie
Because it a hairy.
Rush is brilliant but it's a tough movie.
I'm a sap when it comes to movie watching so the peeling away of the
character of Peter Sellers made the film a hard watch for me. That in no
way implies anything derogatory about this wonderful film, just that
Seller's life as depicted on the screen made me uncomfortable watching it as
it unfolded before me.
Intellectually I can understand the forces driving Sellers but I find it
difficult when these forces begin to devour the personality behind them as
happened to Sellers throughout the film. You're left with those timeless
questions about the price of greatness and with this movie you're left with
even more than the viewer might be expected to deal with.
It was not pretty watching the Greek tragedy that was the life of Peter
Sellers and now, having seen the movie only several hours ago, I have great
respect for Rush and the director for having crafted such a brilliant film.
I can't imagine another actor who could have brought Sellers to life so
accurately. The film was far from straight forward-it pulsed and entwined
itself around Seller's life such that the viewer was challenged constantly
to involve themselves with the characters rather than being a dumb waiter
between screen and viewer.
A tough, excellent film not to be missed..