A bipolar biopic about 1970s porn star Linda Lovelace. In the first half we have the arise of her career in the pornographic world, while the second half replicates her life focusing on the troubled relationship with Chuck Traynor. Amanda Seyfried gives an approachable performance, but the script and direction can't go deep enough.
Interesting biography even if it didn't feel like a complete one - it starts to watch the shell of Lovelace's life (the fame and the success) to crush us with the dark truth. The way her life is deconstructed really adds meaning to the final message, even though it loses its strength in some odd way, not being truly effective.
An oddly shaped biopic that firstly shows the public veneer of the reluctant pornstar, and then very gradually the private suffering and strength of character that enabled her to get out of an abusive relationship. Seyfried is actually very good in the lead role, managing to balance naivety, fear and resolve convincingly; Sarsgaard, meanwhile, adds to the list of abusive men he has played over the last two decades.
First off, the real Linda Lovelace changed her story a bunch of times throughout her life (including the FOUR autobiographies she wrote): which one are we to believe? The problem with this movie is it treats even the most bizarre tales spun by Lovelace as the God's own truth. I hated the ending. It was a typical American happy end. The message that the movie had was good anyway.
Epstein and Friedman after the quite remarkable 'Howl' fail in their attempt to make a biopic of Linda Lovelace by playing it far too safe and straight. Film fails both in performance and presentation not bringing the time period to life or its morality. Seyfried is fine but most of cast fail to bring their underwritten parts to life. Unlike 'Howl' this film seemed afraid to push any agenda or issue. Unfortunate.
For once in my life I would like to see a strong woman be the victim. I just returned from a screening of LOVELACE. What I am angry about is shitty filmmaking which should not be seen as equitable with my opinions of Linda or her story. I’m angry that in Hollywood a woman can’t be both strong AND a victim... Cont at: http://littleseen.tumblr.com/#sthash.qu6I80fj.dpuf
I would have liked this film if it weren't a good-ole-boys film altogether. Sure, the way the abuse is displayed after the fact is effective, but really not. It could have been done a lot better, and have become a feministic film. Still, it's interesting to see some reactions from the past, i.e. media and how people seemed oblivious to the fact that women were treated awfully.