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      Man in the Chair

      PG-13 2007 1h 49m Comedy Drama List
      49% Tomatometer 35 Reviews 68% Audience Score 500+ Ratings A surly relic (Christopher Plummer) of old Hollywood helps a teen (Michael Angarano) make a movie. Read More Read Less
      Man in the Chair

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      A committed performance from Christopher Plummer can't save Man in the Chair's troubled and cliched script.

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      Stephen Garrett Time Out Rated: 2/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Derek Adams Time Out A fair-to-middling contemporary fantasy drama that, despite its surfeit of flashy effects, is mildly charming in the way it addresses the injustice of old folk having to live out their final years in decrepit homes. Rated: 3/6 Jan 24, 2008 Full Review Paul Arendt BBC.com Man In The Chair feels a bit like a high school movie project, which is appropriate since that's exactly what it's about. Rated: 3/5 Jan 1, 2008 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com Plummer, a Hollywood legend who has never been nominated for an Oscar, offers one of his finer performances. Rated: 3.0/4.0 Sep 15, 2020 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com The subject is honorable, but this plea for the elderly is too cliche-ridden and manipuative Rated: C- Aug 7, 2011 Full Review Jennie Kermode Eye for Film Rated: 4/5 Oct 18, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member nu a mers adanc pe tema oamenilor in varsta, sau caracterele nu sunt explorate suficient (nici baiatul cu parintii lui, nici plummer). dar christopher plummer joaca foarte bine. finalul este telefonat. dar ce e misto este ca personajele fac lucruri interesante. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member A su ochenta y tantos años, Christopher Plummer sigue siendo un actor de primera, aquí como un viejo cascarrabias, borrachín, fumador y antigua gloria de la época de oro de Hollywood, que ayudará a un chico cinéfilo (Michael Angarano) a producir y dirigir su primer documental. La película tiene momentos inverosímiles a más no poder, su fotografía demasiados efectos, pero como feel good movie tiene su particular encanto. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Just the *thought* of you two bumpin' uglies messes me up. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member A movie you want to be good, but the first 20 minutes convinces you otherwise. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Christopher Plummer is so believable. Reminds of someone. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Regardless of what the critics have said, this movie has a lot of heart and is superbly acted. Meant for all of those who work in cinema. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A surly relic (Christopher Plummer) of old Hollywood helps a teen (Michael Angarano) make a movie.
      Director
      Michael Schroeder
      Producer
      Michael Schroeder, Randolf Turrow, Sarah Schroeder-Matzkin
      Screenwriter
      Michael Schroeder
      Production Co
      Elbow Grease Pictures, Man in the Chair
      Rating
      PG-13 (Thematic Elements|Language)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 27, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 49m