J. Edgar

Leonardo DiCaprio just cashed out on some of his banked credits. Prior to Shutter Island, The Aviator, Gangs of New York, The Departed, or Inception Leo was a rather innocuous actor. That isn’t to say that he was terrible in J. Edgar, as it stands he wasn’t. However the story, dialogue, developments, scenes, themes, etc. are poorly portrayed and at moments laughable. In instances it felt like a play production (see the RFK meeting) and in others overly diluted and focused (see Lindbergh). Untouched is a sizable chunk of history that would have been interesting in which to delve: FDR, Truman, and Eisenhower administrations. Making this movie successfully fail are the flashbacks, time-leaps, and disjointed memories that serve to create an artistic deconstructivism. Unfortunately it muddles the story, loses track of messages, and annoys. Like Madmen J. Edgar offers whopping style and clumsy substance.

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  1. Duder, I haven’t seen this movie but it reminds me of the time when Dan, Chaz and I went to go see Alexander. We had just watched this epic History Channel documentary that made us gaga to go see the movie. What we saw was garbage about garbage. They focused on the wrong things.

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