Plimpton! tells the story of writer, editor, amateur sportsman and friend to many, George Plimpton. Using Plimpton’s own narration – along with thoughts and stories from friends, family and contemporaries – the film is a joyful celebration of a life lived fully, richly, strangely, and, at times, a life that is hard to believe was actually lived by just one man. —Plimptonmovie.com
A fascinating man gets an admiring, if not overly illuminating, documentary about his life as a great American writer who revolutionized investigative journalism by exploring other professions, from football player to trapeze artist, and writing about his experiences. Plimpton was never as widely respected as the writers he championed in The Paris Review, but this film reveals him as a great artist in his own right.