Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

DVD - 2018
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MPAA rating: PG-13; for mature thematic elements, some violence, sexual material and smoking.
The life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.

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LoganLib_Phoebe Oct 07, 2018

An extraordinary film that captures the spirit of Vincent Van Gogh's paintings. It will have you questioning how well you know the tragic story of Vincent Van Gogh and the people who featured in his life.

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empbee
Sep 23, 2018

Great visual effects with mediocre story telling in the form of a mystery surrounding Van Gogh's death.

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louisemoore_0
Sep 11, 2018

Worth watching.

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Liber_vermis
Sep 10, 2018

This animated docu-drama is amazing to view as it uses Van Gogh's paintings as the settings for the scenes. Was Van Gogh's death due to suicide, murder, or medical neglect keeps the viewer fascinated to the end? The music accompanying this movie is excellent. This British-Polish collaboration results in an unusual product with Dutch and French characters speaking with Scottish accents.

LoganLib_JennyI Sep 05, 2018

More than just a movie, Loving Vincent is a sweeping and unique piece of art.
I was enthralled with every moment and could not take my eyes of the screen. The paintings and animations reward the viewer with lots of "wow" moments. The movie is a biographical drama based on extensive research of Vincent’s letters and paintings, and around 30 books on Vincent, ranging from biographies, academic journals, and other people’s fictional accounts.
A must see.

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LaneJStalltaphon
Aug 26, 2018

Great story. Great movie. Great acting. Extremely realistic portrayal of facial expressions and emotions or thoughts associated with such expressions, especially the eyes. Some scenes even looked "real" within the setting of the painting. Everything was also constantly shifting, changing, moving, changing colors, making for a very dynamic background and full experience of all the activity. A Masterpiece of film woven together with many masterpieces of art.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 10, 2018

This drama/mystery film is animated in the art style of Vincent van Gogh as it tells the story of the final days of the beloved artist leading up to his untimely death. A young man decides to go to where Vincent last lived, and deliver the letter that he wrote on his final day. The imagery is absolutely breathtaking as it captivates the true artistry and wonder of Vincent’s artwork, and tells the tale of this troubled soul. Although the story was slightly slow paced at times, the portrayal of the story was phenomenal which allowed you to concentrate even when the plot thinned out. I would rate this film 4.5/5 stars and recommend it to art lovers everywhere. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Thousands of oil paintings were made to create the images for this most unusual film. It has to be seen to be appreciated - and on a bigger screen, not a small one. It is a must-see film. There's never been anything quite like it before (and likely never again). Get yourself some Dutch beers, cheeses, and sweets as your movie snacks for this one. Prost!

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jferrerosa2
Jun 25, 2018

In a time of full blown CGI, this is such a breathtaking idea! The paintings are so great, the music is fantastic and the story pretty engaging especially if you know the perceptions of Vincent as a love-sick, suicidal maniac. A must-see for anyone who is sick of CGI and wants the real deal! So colorful, vivid and lively! Oh, how I miss the good ol' days before shiny digitized versions of people came to the screen.

A truly remarkable achievement: a film entirely HAND-PAINTED. Over 100 artists, mostly Polish, PAINTED this movie! In at least one case, as a cast member recounted, four seconds of the film took FOUR MONTHS to execute! If you have at least a minimal interest in Vincent Van Gogh, and especially an interest in the mysterious circumstances of his death, see this movie.

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jimg2000
Mar 05, 2018

Took me a while to figure out the word "Reckon" used several times in the film:
I will tell you this. Vincent, he looked like he was all right. Then he comes here with a girl who I reckon was out of his league,
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I reckon they argued over money because it was the brother that bought all Vincent's painting things.
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Father used to own one once, but he didn't reckon he'd need it here in Auvers, so he sold it.
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Sufferers can change from feeling life is a wondrous joy to being stuck in a pit of despair within six hours. So think what changes are possible within six weeks.
-But, I don't reckon that's it. Ravoux girl said he was happy here. She's obviously qualified to make such a diagnosis. ...
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I reckon he was shot.
-Have you been talking to Mazery? You heard his tale of how the angle of the bullet was all wrong, that nobody shoots themselves in the stomach?

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jimg2000
Mar 05, 2018

It's not my letter. It's Vincent's. It's to Theo Van Gogh.
-That's Vincent's brother, isn't it?
Yeah, Vincent left it behind. His old landlord Geno was having a clear out and found it. So he gave it to my father and father told me I have to deliver it. Like it's my business. My job is to bash metal into shape not Deliver letters.
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That nutcase has cut off his ear.
-Your dad sewing it back on is he?
No, he's helping.
-Well that figures one drunk and crazy helping another.
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Armand Roulin. Son of the great Joseph Roulin, giant of the South with Dostoevsky's soul.
-What?
That's what Vincent called your father. He told me all about him.
-He did?
Yes, and your mother, whose lullaby could sooth even the souls of Icelandic fisherman. Come now, Armand of the Roulin clan, take a seat, be welcome.

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Davidf05
Nov 26, 2017

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Liber_vermis
Sep 10, 2018

A fictional character tries to deliver a letter written by the recently deceased painter only to discover that he may have been murdered rather than committing suicide. This full length animated docu-drama utilizes Van Gogh's paintings and style to present the closing chapter on the life of this ground-breaking artist.

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