June 19th, 2015



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Left heartbroken by the woman he loved and lost many years ago, Manglehorn, an eccentric small-town locksmith, tries to start his life over again with the help of a new friend.

Release Year: 2014

Rating: 6.8/10 (523 voted)

Critic's Score: 64/100

Director: David Gordon Green

Stars: Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine

A.J. Manglehorn is a reclusive Texas key-maker who spends his days caring for his cat, finding comfort in his work and lamenting a long lost love. Enter kind-hearted bank teller Dawn whose interest in the eccentric Manglehorn may just be able to draw him out of his shell.

Al Pacino - A.J. Manglehorn
Holly Hunter - Dawn
Chris Messina - Jacob
Harmony Korine - Gary
Natalie Wilemon - Clara Massey
June Griffin Garcia - Elegant diner
Lara Shah - Bar Patron
Sierra Scott - Veterinary Receptionist
Ted Ferguson - Double for Al Pacino
Skylar Gasper - Kylie
Rebecca Franchione - Italian Mom
Arthur Bryan - Dancing man
Jenee' Amore' - Gary's friend
Kristin Miller White - Horse Owner
Alana Madill - Prostitute

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 19 June 2015

Box Office Details

Budget: $4,000,000 (estimated)

Technical Specs


User Review


Rating: 9/10

Manglehorn is in essence a small simple story. No CG-I, no huge twists or plot points but rather a amazingly woven story of a lonely man attempting to overcome the loss of his old love. Al Pacino plays a role very different from the norm, hes a sarcastic, sad and sometimes bitter old man who spends his days either alone at his locksmith or mourning over a love that "could have been". Without spoiling anything, Manglehorn our main character slowly learns to love life again with the help of a friend. David Gorden Green does an incredible job at making this simple story pop by making many almost surreal like scenes (Most notably the watermelon scene). There are even scenes that are downright poetic (Scenes sometimes play out as Manglehorn recites a poem in the back, this is better than it may sound). As the story progresses it get quite deep, going into interesting back-stories about Manglehorns family (Mostly about the father and son relationship) and even at times very magical elements are hinted at.

I was lucky enough to see Manglehorn at TIFF this past September. If you get the chance this is a film that needs to be seen.


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