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(231) 7.5 90 min 2019

Jim Allison: Breakthrough is a movie starring Jim Allison, Sharon Belvin, and Eric Benson. Renegade Texan scientist Jim Allison devotes his life work to find a cure for cancer after the disease takes the life of his mother.

Starring
Woody Harrelson, Sharon Belvin, Jim Allison, Eric Benson
Genres
Documentary
Director
Bill Haney

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Audio English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles 日本語  Čeština  Português  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres Documentary
Director Bill Haney
Writer Bill Haney
Stars Woody Harrelson, Sharon Belvin, Jim Allison, Eric Benson
Country USA
Runtime 1H 30M
Description Renegade Texan scientist Jim Allison devotes his life work to find a cure for cancer after the disease takes the life of his mother.

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Thursday, 04 Jun 2020 13:19

I had the good fortune to see this at the IFC film festival and I'm glad I did. It's a great look at the maverick director who started off making very low budget movies for the studio, like 'The Big Chill' and 'Six Degrees of Separation'. But when he finally did a decent movie, he went all in and went big. 'Breakthrough' was a very ambitious project, as was 'The Big Chill', but they all ended up being big successes. This one is no exception. The film is a true story about the creative process of the two artists who created 'I Love You, Man' and 'The Big Chill'. I'm not going to talk about the two artists here, because there's a lot of great stuff in the trailer. I am going to focus on the process itself and the actual film itself. What really stands out here is the level of ambition the two artists put into this film. They went from small to big, from low budget to studio-friendly. It's really impressive. And it's not just about the visuals. There is a lot of time spent on the development of the characters, and the interactions between them. The acting is quite good all around, and you really get the feeling that this is the result of the actors' dedication and work. If you liked the two previous features here, you'll probably like this one too. It's a bit more straightforward than 'The Big Chill', but still has that great sense of the mundane. 'Breakthrough' is very ambitious, and I really think it'll win awards. The big question is, how well will it do at the box office? I think it will, but only if enough people can see it. The film was nominated for the Best Screenplay Oscar, but was beaten by 'No Country for Old Men' and 'American Beauty'. All in all, it's not the best film I've seen, but it's definitely an interesting experience, and worth checking out.


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