FINAL PORTRAIT

Final Portrait poster

Janet's TAKE: #FinalPortrait is a character study that is very thin on plot. Grade/C-
While competently directed and acted,
I felt the story was painfully like watching paint dry, literally!!

Directed by Stanley Tucci

Starring Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Tony Shalhoub, Sylvie Testud and Clémence Poésy

Synopsis:
In 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, the American writer and art-lover James Lord is asked by his friend, the world-renowned artist Alberto Giacometti, to sit for a portrait. The process, Giacometti assures Lord, will take only a few days. Flattered and intrigued, Lord agrees. So begins not only the story of a touching and offbeat friendship, but, seen through the eyes of Lord, an insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and, at times, downright chaos of the artistic process. FINAL PORTRAIT is a portrait of a genius, and of a friendship between two men who are utterly different, yet increasingly bonded through a single, ever-evolving act of creativity. It is a film which shines a light on the artistic process itself, questioning whether the gift of a great artist is a blessing or a curse. - Sony Pictures Classics


Rating: R for language, some sexual references and nudity
Running Time: 90 minutes

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