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Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

R| 2 hr. 2 min.

Plot Summary
In 1958 New York Diane Arbus (Nicole Kidman) is a housewife and mother who works as an assistant to her husband (Ty Burrell), a photographer employed by her wealthy parents. Respectable though her life is, she cannot help but feel uncomfortable in her privileged world. One night, a new neighbor (Robert Downey Jr.) catches Diane's eye, and the enigmatic man inspires her to set forth on the path to discovering her own artistry.

Cast: Nicole Kidman , Robert Downey Jr. , Ty Burrell , Harris Yulin , Jane Alexander , Emmy Clarke , Genevieve McCarthy , Boris McGiver

Director: Steven Shainberg

Genres: Docudrama, Biography

Distributor: Picturehouse

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)

Release Date: November 10th, 2006|2 hr. 2 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • Downey makes something lively, sexy and moving out of a role that's just a thin concept. But the movie feels like it's still in the darkroom. show more

  • Fur starts stylishly, and confidently, but the film dwindles down to a chamber piece in a claustrophobic chamber. Enter at your own risk. show more

  • If the only measure of Fur's achievement was in how well it conjures the fairy-tale mood of Arbus' most memorable photos, then it is a modest success. But as a chronicle of the turning point in an artist's creative life, it falls flat on its viewfinder. show more

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  • February 27, 2009 RuthLipkin
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    We a\were stunned at the utter confusion thar the sleeve;s description of the movie and what we sat thru barely to the end. A furry male partnered with a known photographer, no wonder she commited suicide ,If you are looking for an evening of logic or insight to her talent. Look elseware

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