Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself (2013)
Average Rating: 7.2/10
Reviews Counted: 8
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 1
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Average Rating: 8/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 0
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One of the great adventurers of the 20th century, George Plimpton embarked on a lifelong journey akin to fictional characters such as Forrest Gump and Indiana Jones. He hung out with U.S. Presidents, played quarterback for the Detroit Lions, forced Willie Mays to pop out in Yankee Stadium, photographed Playboy models, was named the "Most Eligible Bachelor in Manhattan" by Esquire Magazine, played goalie for the Boston Bruins, struck the triangle for the New York Philharmonic and acted alongside
May 22, 2013 Limited
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The film portrays Plimpton as someone devoted to illuminating how talent and creativity work - both for himself, and for the rest of us.
Much like its subject, Tom Bean and Luke Poling's appreciative biography of the late George Plimpton manages to be simultaneously urbane and enthusiastic.
It is Plimpton's humility that is most endearing. His willingness to fail, and to give readers a taste of exotic occupations, merits memorializing.
A layered look at a man who was a jack of all trades, but a master of one: being George.
The doc's looseness adequately portrays George Plimpton as an inwardly conflicted figure, but it fails to make much of a case for the man's legacy outside of The Paris Review's still-noticeable brand.
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