The Death and Life of John F. Donovan
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- Kit Harington
- Natalie Portman
- Jacob Tremblay
- Susan Sarandon
- Kathy Bates
- Ben Schnetzer
- Thandie Newton
- Jared Keeso
- Chris Zylka
- Amara Karan
Did You Know?
- This is Xavier Dolan's first English-language movie.
- Sam Turner: You are never to write to that man again, do you understand?
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John F. Donovan may revisit a lot of familiar territory for Dolan but on this form it is good to welcome him home.
Dolan has labored hard to yoke together these tricksy, time-jumping, intertwined plots, reportedly editing down a mountain of material over two years. In the process, a whole character played by Jessica Chastain was surgically removed. But however long he tinkered, Dolan has not quite salvaged a story whose default setting seems to be mirthless, ponderous navel-gazing.
Perhaps explanations for all these improbable scenarios were lost on the cutting-room floor during Dolan’s notoriously prolonged editing process.