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      Seduced and Abandoned

      2013 1 hr. 35 min. Documentary List
      84% 43 Reviews Tomatometer 62% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Filmmaker James Toback and actor Alec Baldwin travel to the Cannes Film Festival to secure financing for a movie. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      Although Seduced and Abandoned highlights the frustrating side of the movie business, Alec Baldwin and James Toback's comedic chemistry ensures that its darker moments are leavened with a lighter touch.

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      Ari . Not quite as patently absurd as Kurt Metzger led me to believe. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/17/23 Full Review shane d If anyone ever wondered what real film w****** are like then this is the perfect evidence. What a bunch of sycophants, there are too many vomit inducing moments to mention but honestly, with people like this on show it's no wonder Holyweird has such a bad reputation. If you didn't absolutely, utterly loath Tobacks and Baldwin before you most certainly will after the first few minutes. Ryan Gosling and Neve Campbell excepted, everyone else on screen should be shipped to Siberia. Ugh. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I'm not impressed by all these bigshots patting themselves on the back about how intelligent, artistic, or rich they are. Shows the cynical business aspect of moviemaking and how most movies are rendered into predictable garbage because of business decisions. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a really interesting and entertaining movie about the business of film. Director James Toback and Alec Baldwin go to Cannes to pitch a movie they want to make. It is an enlightening look at how movies get financed for those who don't know, I saw this world and recognize it. It's all about stars and numbers, the script isn't important. They land some great interviews including Ryan Gosling, Jessica Chastain, Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola. This is a must for film buffs! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesante documental sobre el problema de recoger fondos para hacer una película. Tiene buenas entrevistas con Polansky, Coppola, Scorsesse, etc y da una buena visión del Festival de Cannes pero se queda corta y resulta muy superficial. Es divertida por las acotaciones de Toback pero el lastre de Baldwin no lo deja despegar. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Alec Baldwin and James Toback hit Cannes and give us a back-stage look at how films actually get financed. Toback is a bit sleazy in this, but Baldwin's interviews with directors and actors really shine. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Deborah Ross The Spectator The film is funny, and sad, and insightful if you've no idea what a movie deal looks like, which I hadn't. Sep 5, 2018 Full Review David Stratton The Australian Seduced and Abandoned is, if nothing else, a film buff's delight. Rated: 4/5 May 12, 2014 Full Review Philippa Hawker The Age (Australia) Their [Toback and Baldwin] film about the idea of the film is entertaining and diverting, even if there is also something slightly melancholy about this artificial pursuit of a cinematic phantasm. Rated: 3/5 May 12, 2014 Full Review Daniel Green CineVue Hugely self-indulgent and at times just plainly ridiculous, the most eye-opening aspect of Seduced and Abandoned is the very level of talent wrangled into contributing. Rated: 2/5 Mar 6, 2019 Full Review Camilla Long Sunday Times (UK) Seduced and Abandoned isn't a deeply intellectual film, but it is a wry and dry road trip that's worth a watch, at least for the pleasure of Baldwin playing the role he was born to play, Alec Baldwin. Rated: 4/5 Mar 6, 2018 Full Review Leigh Paatsch Herald Sun (Australia) The film is at its very best when Baldwin informally cross-examines respected names such as Martin Scorsese, Roman Polanski, Bernardo Bertolucci, James Caan and Jessica Chastain. Rated: 3/5 May 13, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Filmmaker James Toback and actor Alec Baldwin travel to the Cannes Film Festival to secure financing for a movie.
      Director
      James Toback
      Screenwriter
      James Toback
      Production Co
      Michael Mailer
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 28, 2014
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