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Chris & Don: A Love Story

  NR Closed Captioning

Tina Mascara & Guido Santi

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About the Movie

CHRIS & DON: A LOVE STORY is the true-life story of the passionate three-decade relationship between British writer Christopher Isherwood (whose Berlin Stories was the basis for all incarnations of the much-beloved Cabaret) and American portrait painter Don Bachardy, thirty years his junior. From Isherwood's Kit-Kat-Club years in Weimar-era Germany (the inspiration for his most famous work) to the couple's first meeting on the sun-kissed beaches of 1950s Malibu, their against-all-odds saga is brought to dazzling life by a treasure trove of multimedia. Bachardy's contemporary reminiscences (in the Santa Monica home he shared with Isherwood until his death in 1986) artfully interact with archival footage, rare home movies (with glimpses of glitterati pals W.H. Auden, Igor Stravinsky and Tennessee Williams), reenactments, and, most sweetly, whimsical animations based on the cat-and-horse cartoons the pair used in their personal correspondence. With Isherwood's status as an out-and-proud gay maverick, and Bachardy's eventual artistic triumph away from the considerable shadow of his life partner, CHRIS & DON: A LOVE STORY is above all a joyful celebration of a most extraordinary couple.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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94%
  • Reviews Counted: 36
  • Fresh: 34
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 7.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Chris & Don: A Love Story examines a complicated and enduring relationship that raised eyebrows even in Hollywood. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: The work is a reflective hodgepodge of unnervingly 'cute' animation, reenactments, archival footage, and Bachardy's own reminiscences, spoken in the singular British accent he invented just as he invented his own unorthodox life. – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: What could have been sordid emerges instead as fiercely funny and touching. Even the animated sequences featuring the lovers the way they imagined themselves - Chris as a horse, Don as a cat - resonate with feeling and blunt truth. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: [A] much-celebrated documentary from the festival circuit. – Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Inspirational

Being the artist that I am, I found this documentary extremely influential to me. The passion of two lovers being able to encourage each other through life has always been interesting to me. Therefore I found this film uplifting and heartfelt. It certainly deserves five stars and your attention.

Chris & Don: A Love Story
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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2008

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