Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen Poster

Release Date: October 11th, 2013

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 26 min

Plot Summary
As unlikely as their separate personalities might suggest, actor Gary Cooper and author Ernest Hemingway became the best of friends from 1940 until 1961, when death claimed them both just seven weeks apart.

Cast: Sam Waterston

Director: John Mulholland

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The overall effect here is of parallel biographies juiced to feel important whenever they intersect, and an undercooked paean to lost masculinity. show more

  • If Mulholland made The True Gen half as aesthetically pleasing as it is informative, the film would be remarkable. show more

  • In its allegiance to detail, the film is too long and perhaps overstates its case in claiming that later generations have lost an understanding of common courage, as depicted by these two artists. Their work endures, and so does what they stood for. show more

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