Number 1000!!! – Friday, October 28th - Larry H. publishes his one thousandth movie review 1997-2022
  
Foxcatcher
Released:  January 16, 2015
“FOXCATCHER”
 
In an interview on “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart asked guest Steve Carell “…Sir, were you in this movie?” That question was intended to praise Carell because his performance and appearance as John E. du Pont in Foxcatcher is far removed from the bumbling buffoon that we know and love. Carell should be nominated for an Oscar.
 
The movie is based on a true story. The Olympic Gold Medal winning brothers, David and Mark Schultz, were both triumphant in the 1984 games in LA for wrestling, and were in training for the 1988 Olympics when contacted by the very rich John E. du Pont. The older du Pont was a long-time wrestling fan and wannabe star wrestler who bankrolled the Schultz boys at his private state-of-the-art training facility.
 
The wrestlers are magnificently played by Channing Tatum (Mark) and Mark Ruffalo (David) and both bulked up for this film; they look chiseled and their body movements told much of the story. “I want to win the gold medal more than anything….”  That statement was not uttered by Mark and David, but by “Coach” du Pont. I see red flags! And I see a winning movie. Three Golden Globe Nominations. Rock ‘n Roll.
 
Grade 91. Larry H.
 
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