Me and Orson Welles by Richard Linklater

With Zac Effron, Claire Danes, made by Richard Linklater (who’s responsible for bringing to life Before Sunrise and Before Sunset).

The film offers a look at the personnality of Orson Welles himself through the eyes of a teenage aspiring actor accepted to join Welles’ Mercury Theatre. Depicts the famous author of Citizen Kane as a visionary difficult to understand by the surrounding people, who nonetheless assume him to be a genius.

It is a pleasant costume film set in 1930’s New York with the omnipresent music of the era. A bit lengthy but overall 4 stars.

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