Lovelace (2013)

Lovelace (2013)

Lovelace 2013Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard

Directed by: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman

Written By: Andy Bellin

Rating: R (US) Running Time: 1 hr 36 min

Two cents:

After watching the movie, I did a little more research on Linda Susan Boreman, aka Linda Lovelace (Amanda Seyfried). I had to because I didn’t learn all that much by watching the film. The movie settles to lazily tell a story of spousal abuse, and tries to pigeon hole the characters Linda and Chuck (Peter Sarsgaard) as hero and villain. There’s no doubt Boreman had a rough life with her husband Chuck , but after reading a little more about her I came to realize just how much the film doesn’t cover.

The black and white two note treatment of Boreman’s life was a wasted opportunity. A shame too, because Amanda Seyfried certainly does the best she can with the material given to her. Peter Sarsgaard provides decent enough support, but I couldn’t help thinking I’d seen him play this very same character in several other films. That feeling that I’d seen all this before applies to the entire production though. A production who liberties with the truth are too easily exposed with a quick visit to wikipedia.

Movie Prep:

If you’re looking to learn more about Linda Susan Boreman, Linda Lovelace, or the pornographic film industry. Look elsewhere. This is pretty light on details, and loaded with unlikeable characters. If you’re a fan of Amanda Seyfried then you might get some enjoyment out of this.

Best Format:

There’s nothing special about the photography, and some of the combinations of old TV content with the films new footage are actually pretty badly done. A regular dvd or streaming show will do.

Worst element for me: << spoiler >>

James Franco is cast as the young Hugh Hefner. Yes, you read that right.

References: IMDBRotten Tomatoes

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