The Fall of the American Empire

The Fall of the American Empire movie poster

Janet's TAKE: #TheFalloftheAmericanEmpire is a slightly different approach to the standard heist film. A good lead performance by Alexandre Landry helps
keep things interesting. Grade/B+

While a bit overlong and at times slow-paced, the relationships and situations make this film worth seeing.

Directed by Denys Arcand

Starring Alexandre Landry, Maxim Roy, Maripier Morin, Vincent Leclerc

Pierre-Paul Daoust, 36, an intellectual with a PhD in philosophy is forced to work as a deliveryman to afford a decent living. One day, while delivering a parcel, he gets caught in a hold up gone terribly wrong: two dead and millions in money bags laying on the ground. Pierre-Paul is confronted with a dilemma leave empty handed, or take the money and run? This new Denys Arcand film takes a look at, as only Arcand knows how, the predominance of money in a society where all other values seem to have crumbled. -Sony Picture Classics

MPAA Rating: R for some strong violence, sexual content/nudity and language
Running Time: 127 minutes

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