Movie Recommendations: #82

Foxcatcher(2014)

Director: Bennett Miller

Starring: Steve Carrell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo.

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Foxcatcher is a biographical crime drama film based on the true story of John E.Dupont, a mentally disturbed eccentric billionaire, who enlisted Olympic Gold medallist brothers Mark and his older brother David Schultz to train U.S. wrestlers for international championships.

The film rests on its three main characters, and performs a psycho-analysis on their distinctive personalities- the ambitious Mark determined to step out of his elder brother’s shadow;the calm and composed Dave, the supportive elder brother who struggles to prioritize between work and family;and John E.Dupont, a powerful and intimidating billionaire with serious emotional and psychological issues.

Foxcatcher is a brilliantly written and  gripping  movie. It received 5 Oscar nominations for Bennett Miller, Steve Carrell,Mark Ruffalo, its Screenplay and Makeup,and also won the award for Best Director at Cannes.

 

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