• Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

Release Date: 2006

DVD Release Date: May 8th, 2007

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

Production Co: Edward R. Pressman Film Corp., Iron Films

Keywords: Melodramatic, Husband, Mother, Transformation, 1970s, Pursuit, Rise, New York City, Forbidden love

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  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    The result is a revelatory, challenging and deeply affecting portrait, anchored by what may be Kidman's most profoundly moving performance to date. show more

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Fur is a misfire by the talented people who four years ago gave us "Secretary," whose tongue-in-cheek approach might have served this film better, taking the edge off much of its pretensions. show more

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