NT Live: Of Mice and Men

NT Live: Of Mice and Men

NT Live: Of Mice and Men

From the National Theatre's 2014 season of live HD recordings direct from the stage, this is John Steinbeck's classic tale featuring praised performances by James Franco and Chris O'Dowd. The New York production is the first Broadway play to be presented by National Theatre.

"This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck's play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship. Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro (Broadway's August: Osage County) and co-stars Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl). This production was nominated for two Tony Awards." (National Theatre)

2014Rating: M, Violence and offensive language153 minsUK, USA
Live Performance
Director:
Anna D. Shapiro (feature debut)
Writer:
John Steinbeck
Cast:
James FrancoChris O'Dowd
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Reviews & comments

Theatrical dynamite

Theatrical dynamite from two actors keen to prove their acting chops through total immersion in their characters. Franco I knew had greatness in him, but O'Dowd I only knew from BBC TV comedy 'The I.T. Crowd' and his soppy romantic roles in the likes of 'Bridesmaids.' Well, after seeing him in this, there's no doubting his ability to take on a role. Acting...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Shapiro’s handsome, meticulously designed production feels about as fluid as a diorama in a history museum. And its two undeniably talented leading men, though known as quirky and adventurous screen stars, here wear their archetypes like armor.

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Independent

Independent

press

Franco is a welcome illustration of what can happen when a star sheds his other personas and takes to the stage to simply act.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Shapiro’s handsome, meticulously designed production feels about as fluid as a diorama in a history museum. And its two undeniably talented leading men, though known as quirky and adventurous screen stars, here wear their archetypes like armor.

0
Independent

Independent

press

Franco is a welcome illustration of what can happen when a star sheds his other personas and takes to the stage to simply act.

4.0
0

Theatrical dynamite

Theatrical dynamite from two actors keen to prove their acting chops through total immersion in their characters. Franco I knew had greatness in him, but O'Dowd I only knew from BBC TV comedy 'The I.T. Crowd' and his soppy romantic roles in the likes of 'Bridesmaids.' Well, after seeing him in this, there's no doubting his ability to take on a role....

4.0
0