Filters:

Falls afoul of tonal inconsistencies which can be especially detrimental in a story with its roots so deeply embedded in an abhorrent historical episode.

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Release Date: 2019-10-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Horror
Director: Todd Phillips
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Shea Whigham, Bill Camp

Although it may be difficult to “like” this film in a conventional sense, it offers a powerful and unforgettable experience that few will find easy to shake.

It’s an all-in performance, with Zellweger doing more than merely mimicking Garland.

There’s a point at which the “more of the same” mantra changes to “been there, done that.”

A story as remarkable as that of J.T. LeRoy deserves a more compelling rendition than the one presented in Justin Kelly’s interpretation.