Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie Saturday, 04 April 2020

Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    R (USA): Language and some nudity.

  • The pitch:

    The Greatest American Anti-Hero.

  • Starring:

    Bob Pittman, Joshua Rothman, Michael Rosen, Pat Buchanan, Joey Reynolds, Peter Goldsmith, Thomas DiBenedetto, Jim Langan, Richard Bey, Sally Jessy Raphael, Lyndon LaRouche, Chris Elliott, Angi Metler, Gloria Allred, Allen Dershowitz, Curtis Sliwa, Lloyd Schoonmaker, Kelli Downey Cornwell, Melinda Markey

  • Directed by:

    Seth Kramer, Daniel A Miller, Jeremy Newberger

  • Running time:

    90 minutes

  • Rated:

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are wrestled, tormented, threatened, lunged at, body-slammed, knocked over. Live hanging (theatrical), man with noose around neck. Woman kidnapped, raped, tormented, smeared with faeces (story discussed). Man attacked by skinheads mentioned. KKK members seen. Burning, trashed room, violent rampage (animation). Robert Kennedy assassination mentioned. Yelling, arguing, angry outbursts. Killing child, serial killing, lynch mob mentioned figuratively. Blood/gore: Blood splatter on objects (animation).

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Breast-grabbing. Topless women, shirtless men, man in underwear. Skimpy clothing, dancewear. Cleavage. Sexual-themed banter and innuendo. Erotic-style animation. Infidelity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer, spirits), alcoholism mentioned. Smoking, chain-smoking.War on drugs, legalisation, decriminalisation, people snorting coke mentioned. A woman consumes pills.

  • LANGUAGE:

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, crap, bastard. Name-calling, actual and slang terms for genitalia, derogatory terms for homosexuals. Religious references and exclamations. Derogatory behaviour towards women, vegans, feminists. Cultural, regional, gender, vegan, racial stereotypes. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES:

    Talk-shows, controversy, singing, death penalty, television ratings, mob mentality, poetry, working class people, extremism, politics, father-son relationships, attention-seeking, abortion, home videos, rape, misogyny, accusations, lies, infidelity, white supremacy, practical jokes.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Death from lung cancer mentioned. Funeral setting. Broken family, divorce, custody, domineering father, multiple wives/ex-wives mentioned. Plane, dogs, thunder, swastikas, balloons. Excrement.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Riveting, shocking, amusing, scabrous, upsetting, moving, arresting, fascinating, entertaining, affectionate, punchy. Amusing end credits.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Generic, embellished, worshipping, gentle. Lacks insight.

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