Thursday, May 23, 2013

Kinsey



2004 American Feature

Cast: Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Chris O'Donnell, Peter Sarsgaard, Timothy Hutton, John Lithgow, Tim Curry, Oliver Platt, Dylan Baker, Veronica Cartwright, John Krasinski, Luke Macfarlane and Lynn Redgrave
Writer/Director: Bill Condon

Synopsis:
The life of Alfred Kinsey, the controversial pioneer in the area of human sexuality research.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 90% / Audience: 72%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 79% / Audience: 8.5%
  • OMG rating: 6/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • AFI Award, Movies of the Year.
  • Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress (Linney).
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nominations for Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Sarsgaard), Supporting Actress (Linney) and Screenplay.
  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film - Wide Release.
  • Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Actor (Neeson) and Supporting Actress (Linney).
  • Independent Spirit Award nominations for Best Feature, Actor (Neeson), Supporting Actor (Sarsgaard) and Screenplay.
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor (Neeson).
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress (Linney).
  • Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress (Linney).
  • Writers Guild of America nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Clyde Martin (played by Peter Sarsgaard) was Alfred Kinsey's assistant and co-author of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male as well as a sexual partner to both Kinsey and Kinsey's wife, Clara McMillen.
  • Included on the film's soundtrack is Ella Fitzgerald's recording of Cole Porter's song "Too Darn Hot" (from his Broadway musical Kiss Me Kate), which features the lyrics "According to the Kinsey Report, ev'ry average man you know much prefers to play his favorite sport when the temperature is low".
  • The first film permitted to show human genitalia uncensored in Japan.

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