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THE MAN FROM ELYSIAN FIELDS

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The Man from Elysian Fields

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
106 minutes
Limited Release Date:
09/27/02
performer:
James Coburn, Andy Garcia, Olivia Williams, Anjelica Huston, Mick Jagger, Julianna Margulies
director:
George Hickenlooper
distributor:
Samuel Goldwyn Films
author:
Phillip Jayson Lasker
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C

Garcia plays a frustrated novelist whose first book rots in remainder bins. Poor guy’s got a family to support but no income — so, naturally, he joins up with a male escort service. (Couldn’t he have just gotten a job at a Barnes & Noble or something?) Olivia Williams plays his rich jane, James Coburn is her Pulitzer Prize-winning husband, and a spindly Mick Jagger shows up as a well-mannered pimp. They all put on a nice-enough show, but who cares when the premise is this ridiculous?

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