Inspired by a true story, Al Pacino stars as aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins, who can’t give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager uncovers a 40 year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embarks on a journey to rediscover his family.
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Emotional stories about men and their wives, lovers, prospective romantic partners don't make men weep, it is rather heartrending stories about parents and their offspring that do. Keep this in mind if you intend to get into the making-men-weep racket. Also: men don't generally like to pay money to be made to weep. I didn't weep, but Danny Collins gave me goosebumps. Goosebumps I paid for. You got a problem w/ that?
Adult dramas, espeically ones that are well-done, thoughtful, and nicely acted without sentimentality, are a rarirty, so anytime a movie like Danny Collins comes out, I'm sure to watch it. It's not amazingly good, but it's brilliantly acted and each character transcends ideas of supporting roles. They're thoughtful characters, not vacuous caricatures, and the whole film, like Pacino, has personality.
Mostruoso Al Pacino. Più invecchia più migliora.
Il film è un po' lento e scontato (anche se segue la traccia di una storia vera) ma piacevole e a volte buffo.
Un po' 'inno alla famiglia', un po' 'cambiare si può', un po' 'anche i duri hanno un cuore tenero'. Dunque clichè consolidati ma comunque validi per una storia che non vuol strappar lacrime, ma solo raccontare un pezzo di vita vera.
Riddled with clichés, but occasionaly touching. Never takes great artistic risks and never seems to be very interested in such complexities. Bening and Pacino revitalize the film everytime they share a scene.