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Of Mice and Men [1992 film] by Gary Sinise

Of Mice and Men [1992 film] (1992)

by Gary Sinise (Director/Actor), Horton Foote (Screenwriter)

Other authors: Sherilyn Fenn (Actor), John Malkovich (Actor), Casey Siemaszko (Actor), John Steinbeck (Original book), Ray Walston (Actor)

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1. It's risky business whenever a classic piece of American literature is adapted to film (especially when it already was years before to boot), but somehow everyone involved here managed to pull it off. John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is brilliantly adapted here and directed by Gary Sinise. Sinise also stars as George, and John Malkovich is sublimely cast as George's retarded, hulkish cousin Lennie. The two drifters appear to finally find a home to call their own, and a dreamish future that is closer to ever than happening, only to have everything tragically fall apart. What makes this 1992 adaptation of Steinbeck's classic so great is Sinise's sensitive direction as well as his strong and understated performance, but it's John Malkovich who steals the show in one of his career best performances as the sympathetic Lennie who is trying to survive in a world he was never meant for. The DVD itself has some nice extras as well, including an insightful commentary from Sinise and screen tests for some of the actors. All in all, films adapted from classic literature rarely get better than this.

2. I gave this DVD one star for the cursing! I was shocked to see that the book has a good amount of cursing which explained the cursing in the movie! The ONLY reason that I purchased this movie so my teen could understand the book better and I did not have to read the entire book. The acting was good! At the end of the movie, what happened to Lenny made me sick! ( )
  rnappi | Jun 30, 2007 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Sinise, GaryDirector/Actorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Foote, HortonScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Fenn, SherilynActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Malkovich, JohnActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Siemaszko, CaseyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Steinbeck, JohnOriginal booksecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Walston, RayActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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In Depression-era California, two migrant workers dream of better days on a spread of their own until an act of unintentional violence leads to tragic consequences.

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