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Old 12-26-2018, 10:31 AM
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Movie: Welcome to Marwen


I saw this on Monday - family wanted to see something something different and more mellow than what would normally be our usual choices.

It's definitely different than the usual fare. It's not a bad movie, in fact the best words I can use are "charming" and "heartwarming". But it's not a cliff hanger, there isn't a big surprise or huge mystery to solve. It's a story telling movie, and centers around the real life story of Mark Hogancamp (Steve Carell) on how he deals with being attacked and losing his memory and ability to be an artist. Some reviews (probably people who haven't seen it) seem to be getting bunched up over the idea this is a "preachy" movie since Hogancamp was beat because he admitted to be a cross-dresser in the wrong bar. I didn't feel it was preachy at all. But it is the reason he got beat so it's an unavoidable topic. The movie basically describes what he went through and how he dealt with it, with some resolution at the end. It's based on a true story.

It's a nice movie and not your typical over-the-top fare, so if you are in the mood for that it's a decent choice.

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Apparently this bombed.
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Yeah - seems like I was the only one who saw it.

It won't lose a thing on the small screen. Probably a better "I'm bored this afternoon and this is on HBO" kind of movie.
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I plan on seeing it soon Louder!


Will update when I do.
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I like Carrell and the premise interested me. But yeah, just bad timing unless they were going for awards.
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