Time Out of Mind

September 11th, 2015







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Time Out of Mind

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Plot
George seeks refuge at Bellevue Hospital, a Manhattan intake center for homeless men, where his friendship with a fellow client helps him try to repair his relationship with his estranged daughter.

Release Year: 2014

Rating: 5.7/10 (571 voted)

Critic's Score: 73/100

Director: Oren Moverman

Stars: Richard Gere, Ben Vereen, Jena Malone

Storyline
George seeks refuge at Bellevue Hospital, a Manhattan intake center for homeless men, where his friendship with a fellow client helps him try to repair his relationship with his estranged daughter.

Writers: Jeffrey Caine, Oren Moverman

Cast:
Richard Gere - George
Jena Malone - Maggie
Steve Buscemi - Building Manager
Danielle Brooks - Receptionist
Colman Domingo - Mr. Oyello
Abigail Savage - Short-Haired Woman
Ben Vereen - Dixon
Jeremy Strong - Jack
Yul Vazquez - Raoul
Brian d'Arcy James - Mark
Geraldine Hughes - Maire
Dominic Colón - Felix (as Dominic Colon)
Tonye Patano - Ms. Jackson
Miranda Bailey - Jennifer
Lisa Datz - Laura



Details

Official Website: Official Facebook | Official site

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 9 September 2015

Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The title of the film, is from the Warren Zevon song "Accidently Like a Martyr". See more »



User Review

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Rating: 5/10

Watching Time Out of Mind requires a lot of patience. For one thing, every time a scene becomes interesting, it abruptly cuts to another, disallowing your attention to take a full hold. Another thing is the voyeuristic long lens and unfiltered city noise, which are meticulous, but only work as obstacles when you try to observe the main character closely.

The ultimate problem is, however, this story of a homeless man tells not much more than what you have known or imagined before. It's hard to sympathize with Richard Gere's protagonist who is in constant denial, and the film, for the most part, visualizes only what is already visible, and merely scratches the surface of this troubled soul's current state.

The later part of the film becomes noticeably engaging when it employs some close-up shots and background music. You finally start feeling for each character and recognize the chemistry of actors, but you cannot help but wonder if the dramatic value of this is really worth all the leading time.

The film's execution is thus questionable, but one thing for sure is the sincere intention of actor-producer Gere. He wants us to take another look at the problem we all know exists by presenting it the way it is. It's interesting to know that, in his panhandler costume, the lead actor still looks handsome and healthy; yet people choose to go around and never bother to look close enough to notice a movie star. It would have been a far more interesting film if Gere had also delved into the minds of those people passing by, instead of just glancing over the mind of the homeless man.





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