High-schooler Richard Samuels lucks into a role in a daring Broadway production of Julius Caesar. Cues, staging, rehearsals, romance, rivalries: he has a lot to learn. And the first thing to learn is never upstage Mercury Theatre's genius director, 22-year-old Orson Welles. Zac Efron wins hearts and applause as Richard, the Me of this celebratory curtain call for when dreams - and the theater - were big. Christian McKay offers an uncanny Welles, the imposing, impetuous center of Richard's exciting new universe. Claire Danes is the enterprising stage assistant drawn into both men's lives. And Richard Linklater (Before Sunset, The School of Rock) directs with the vibrant spirit of those for whom all the world is a stage. Bravo!

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Ratings and Reviews

4 out of 5

170 Ratings

170 Ratings

86% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.2/10
  • Fresh 133
  • Rotten 22

Critics Consensus: Me and Orson Welles boasts a breakout performance by Christian McKay and an infectious love of the backstage drama that overcomes its sometimes fluffy tone.

14+ COMMON SENSE

Breezy period film not meant for tween Zac Efron fans.

Information

Studio
Warner Bros.
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright
© 2009 CinemaNX Films One Limited. 2010 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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