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Status: Released

Runtime: 137

Budget: $32,000,000

Revenue: $28,258,060

Language: en

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  • O Mentor
Content Score: 100

(2012)

6.8/10 (118 votes)

Overview

A 1950s-set drama centered on the relationship between a charismatic intellectual (Lancaster Dodd) known as "the Master" whose faith-based organization begins to catch on in America, and a young drifter (Freddie Quell) who becomes his right-hand man. After returning from the Second World War, having witnessed many horrors, Dodd creates a faith-based organization in an attempt to provide meaning to his life. He becomes known as "The Master". Freddie, his right-hand man, a former drifter, drifts through a series of PTSD-driven breakdowns. Finally he stumbles upon a cult which engages in exercises to clear the emotions. He becomes deeply involved with them, and begins to question both the belief system and The Master as the organization grows and gains a fervent following.

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Every Man Needs a Sub Dig Guide

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Cast

Joaquin Phoenix


as Freddie Quell

Philip Seymour Hoffman


as Lancaster Dodd

Amy Adams


as Mary Sue Dodd

Laura Dern


as Helen

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A review by Pugwash

Modern self-indulgent rubbish. Too long. I gained nothing from watching this. It's nicely photographed, but that is a given in the 21st century. The acting is fine, but this is a review of the movie as a whole. Don't waste your time.