Friday, 30 January 2015

Foxcatcher review by ANIZ FILMVALA


Foxcatcher

review by

ANIZ FILMVALA

***

Yet another tale of a dreaded American du Pont's family wrestling enthusiast John E. du Pont biographical of hiring the 1984 Olympic champion brothers Mark and Dave Schultz and ending with a shocking tragic killings of the Olympic champion.

Directed by Bennett Miller ‘Foxcatcher’ gyrates around the three major characters Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum), Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo) and John E. du Pont (Steve Carell). Mark an Olympic gold medal-winning wrestlers is approached by du Pont for a private wrestling training facility and consequently to join his wrestling team, "Team Foxcatcher" while Mark accepts the offer Dave reasons of being committed to his family and rejects being a part of the team.

Meanwhile Mark heads a Team of Wrestlers to get ready for the upcoming Seoul Olympics and progresses well being a favorite of du Pont, a petty incident between Mark and du Pont intensifies into a split and as result Dave is hired to coach the team members. Dave manages to get Mark back to the team, as the Olympic Trials in Pensacola, Florida begins Mark shows disastrous result thus pissing off du Pont enormously and the upshot being terrible.

The movie has some fantastic performances by the lead cast, particularly by Steve Carell as the wrestling enthusiast John E. du Pont he gets into the skin of the role and delivers some moments of silent expressions and strong impact with his somnolent eyes and interesting dialogue prototype. Bravo

Cast
Steve Carell as John du Pont
Channing Tatum as Mark Schultz
Mark Ruffalo as Dave Schultz
Vanessa Redgrave as Jean du Pont
Sienna Miller as Nancy Schultz
Anthony Michael Hall as Jack 

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