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Auto Focus

R| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
A successful TV star during the 1960s, former "Hogan's Heroes" actor Bob Crane (Greg Kinnear) projects a wholesome family-man image, but this front masks his persona as a sex addict who records and photographs his many encounters with women, often with the help of his seedy friend, John Henry Carpenter (Willem Dafoe). This biographical drama reveals how Crane's double life takes its toll on him and his family, and ultimately contributes to his death.

Cast: Greg Kinnear , Willem Dafoe , Rita Wilson , Maria Bello , Ron Leibman , Kurt Fuller , Ed Begley Jr. , Michael E. Rodgers

Director: Paul Schrader

Genres: Biography, Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Auto Focus (2002)

Release Date: October 18th, 2002|1 hr. 44 min.

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  • Michael Gerbosi's script might have reduced Crane to a clueless cliche were it not for the bruised humanity that Greg Kinnear brings to the role. Kinnear is dynamite. show more

  • It grows repetitious, both in its account of Crane's ritual behavior and in clumsily written -- and stolidly directed -- scenes between Crane and Carpenter, two men acting out their own unacknowledged sexual drama. show more

  • Is Auto Focus a cautionary tale or just a morbid, voyeuristic foray into kitsch and kink? Whatever it is, it's not pretty - it's the cinematic equivalent of soiled, stained sheets. You'll want to run out of the theater straight to a Laundromat. show more

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