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About the Movie
A blacklisted writer has a friend act as a front for his TV scripts. The front becomes famous and falls in love with a script editor. He has to face the truth when he is called before an investigative committee to testify.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 20
- Fresh: 15
- Rotten: 5
- Average Rating: 6.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: It recreates the awful noise of ignorance that can still be heard.
Rotten: The tragedy implied by this character tells us what we need to know about the blacklist's effect on people's lives; the rest of the movie adds almost nothing else.
Fresh: Bernstein smartly suggests how capitalism actually benefited from the oppression of suspected communists.
A surprisingly not well known Woody special
It's wonderful when a clever screenwriter,director, and actors are able to turn a smart script into a funny, deep and also sad movie. There is, quite clearly, a much deeper point in this movie, but it is told in a way that you don't feel the medicine going down and its point is made intelligently, elegantly and with humor and strength. I was very very pleasantly surprised by this somewhat hidden gem.
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 2004
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