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2.5
44 Ratings

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

Directed by Xavier Dolan
Canada, United Kingdom, 2018
Drama

Synopsis

An American movie star finds his correspondence with an 11-year-old actor exposed, prompting assumptions that begin to destroy his life and career.

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The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Directed by Xavier Dolan

Critics reviews

A famously troubled production that fired one of its two biggest stars via Instagram and betrays scars of that Jessica Chastain-sized hole at regular intervals in its narrative (I can see exactly where her character would have fit in), Xavier Dolan’s film is a mess, maybe even a hot one, and I can’t say I had a bad time watching it—which is not the same thing as suggesting it works.
September 13, 2018
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