Me and Orson Welles

Me and Orson Welles

DVD - 2010
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Based in real theatrical history, "Me and Orson Welles" is a romantic coming-of-age story about a teenage actor who lucks into a role in Julius Caesar as it's being re-imagined by a brilliant, impetuous young director named Orson Welles at his newly-founded Mercury Theater in NYC, 1937. The rollercoaster week leading up to opening night has the charismatic-but-sometimes-cruel Welles (impressive newcomer Christian McKay) staking his career on this risky production while Richard (Zac Efron) mixes with everyone from starlets to stagehands in behind-the-scenes adventures bound to change him.


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Mar 18, 2018

Christian McKay is amazing in his portrayal of Orson Welles. Excellent acting all around from this talented cast. A fine slice of history & theatre.

Dec 11, 2014

after 25 minutes I wasn't drawn into this movie at all, so pushed the eject button.

Feb 09, 2014

Movie wasn't bad at all. It wasn't super exciting, but its about making a broadway play happen. And Zac doesn't hurt.

kf1084 Dec 21, 2013

Had a hard time getting into this movie. Just don't think it was one for me.

Jun 14, 2013

Sex is discussed frequently. But, there is no actual nudity in this DVD. It presents Orson Welles as self-centered, dominating, controlling & arrogant. It has nothing nice to say about Orson. Orson uses people like pones on a chess board in this story from the perception of this teenager who acts on his crew. medium speed for action. The characters are strong. Strong story. Iffy for children to watch this DVD.

L1br0V0re Jul 10, 2012

Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, and the Mercury Theater. Welles never quite lived up to his early promise, and must have been very difficult to work with. But his staging of Julius Caesar as a mirror of contemporary Fascist politics was certainly a modernist coup which helped galvanize attention towards the rising horrors of totalitarianism abroad. Another unsung Richard Linklater gem.

fcgoddard Feb 12, 2012

We really enjoyed this movie. While it is a fictional story, I think it really gave a sense of the time and what the experience of working with Orson Welles would have been like. Good movie for people interested both in theater and in movies.

Feb 05, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, particularly Christian McKay's portrayal of Orson Wells and surprisingly Zac Efron's performance also. The story is engaging and unfolds at a leisurely pace. Highly recommended.

Nov 25, 2011

strong acting from all involved makes this story enjoyable and utterly engaging throughout, a delightful piece of entertaining and accomplished fluff

Nov 02, 2011

An extremely enjoyable behind- the-scenes movie about Orson Welles' historic Mercury Theater and its first production, a modern version of Julius Caesar taking place in Mussolini's Italy. Christian McKay, a British actor in his first starring role, is astounding as Orson Welles. He's got the look, the commanding voice and its various inflections, and the super-sized ego. You'd swear you were watching the real thing.

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Dec 11, 2014

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