Norman

Norman

The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of A New York Fixer

DVD - 2017
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Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.
Publisher: [Culver City, California] :, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2017]
Branch Call Number: DVD NOR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (118 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in
digital, optical, surround, rda
video file, DVD video, rda

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Miller1114
Aug 18, 2017

The best nap I ever took.

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bitsysmom
Aug 17, 2017

I am a Richard Gere fan, but, this wasn't my cup of tea. Shut it off before it bored me to death.

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CookieYYC
Aug 13, 2017

Can't believe Richard Gere could see anything redeeming in this movie. Total waste of time. There are so many other movies to see.

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Emmysmom1
Aug 07, 2017

I do like Richard Gere but it was so painful to watch. I had to pause to continue. Glad I did go
to the movie house would have had to request a refund.

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nellybells
Jul 24, 2017

I adored this movie. Why I love this movie: directed by Joseph Cedar who also made Footnote. Richard Gere gives an amazing nuanced performance. His last few movies have been terrific: Arbitrage, Time Out of Mind). He is Norman, an amoral conniver, a hustler in the New York way, but at the same time, we really root for him. We see into his big heart, in my opinion. Terrific cast: Lior Ashkenazi (see A Late Marriage, Walk on Water), Steve Buscemi (as a rabbi no less!), Michael Sheen and Charlotte Gainsbourg. The movie has a wonderful energy and unpredictability. Juxtapositions of characters when least expected. In the special features Gere and Cedar talk about our inner Normans. Isn't he lurking somewhere in all of us?

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Wendie
Jul 16, 2017

Well, I couldn't do it. Watched a half hour, and didn't get it. It was boring too. I got it because I like Richard Gere, but I thought this one was a stinker.

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wailuabob
Jul 15, 2017

Strange but interesting film for "grown ups" which will reward you with wonderful acting and a complex plot that requires your careful attention. Richard Gere is terrific in this dramatic role, far removed from his "Pretty Woman" matinee idol look. Great supporting cast.

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