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At Theaters: 11/14/2014 On Video: 3/3/2015
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 10 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600438
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
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Based on the true story of Mark Schultz, an Olympic wrestler whose relationship with sponsor John du Pont and brother Dave Schultz would lead to unlikely circumstances.
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Drama Thriller - This is a dark, slow, talky drama, quite unlike the work star Steve Carell is known for, and it shows the more serious side of him and co-stars Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo. While language is minimal and violence brief, drug use and dark and adult subject matter make this strictly for adults.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Steve Carell ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD
Channing Tatum JUPITER ASCENDING, THE BOOK OF LIFE
Mark Ruffalo BEGIN AGAIN, THANKS FOR SHARING, NOW YOU SEE ME
Director: Bennett Miller MONEYBALL, FOXCATCHER
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About The Production
The du Pont Family
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PROFANITY: 2 S-words.
SEX/NUDITY: Fleeting non-sexual nudity.
VIOLENCE: Wrestling; a shooting.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and cocaine.
ACTION: Wrestling matches.
COMEDY: Some cute kid humor.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Above Average "Foxcatcher" proves impossible to embrace because of fundamental miscalculations in performance, direction and makeup, along with a certain clumsiness in the way that it tries to make some kind of grand statement about American values, or the lack thereof. If I had to make a list of movies I'm saddest about not having liked, this would rank near the top.

NY Post Full Review
Good ...as a character study "Foxcatcher" is mesmerizing, eerie and unpredictably weird. The heart of the movie is the chilly, woozy, mistrustful relationship between Mark and du Pont, the details of which the director leaves somewhat fuzzy.

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Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is struggling in obscurity and poverty in Wisconsin when he is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to his lavish estate to form a team and to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Schultz seizes the opportunity, eager to step out of the shadow of his revered older brother Dave (Mark Ruffalo), a prominent wrestling coach and Gold Medal winner himself.

With his vast financial resources and state-of-the-art training facility at Foxcatcher Farm, du Pont appoints himself head coach of the team, eager to win the respect of his peers and the approval of his condemning mother (Vanessa Redgrave).

The dynamic between Schultz and du Pont deepens as Mark embraces his benefactor as a father figure. But du Pont's mercurial personality and psychological gameplay begins to weigh heavily on Mark's shaky self-esteem, undermining his abilities on the mat. When du Pont's favoritism shifts to brother Dave - who possesses the authority and confidence both he and Mark lack - the trio is propelled towards a tragedy no one could have foreseen.

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