Total Eclipse (1995)
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The destructive relationship between famed 19th-century French poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine provides the basis of this biography. The film centers less on the poets' art and more upon their tumultuous sexual relationships.
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as Arthur Rimbaud
as Paul Verlaine
as Mathilde Verlaine
as Mrs. Maute De Fleurv...
as Mr. Maute De Fleurvi...
as Charles Cros
as The Judge
as Isabelle as a Child
as Rimbaud's Mother
as Somalian Woman
as Isabelle Rimbaud
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A young Leonardo...already an outstanding actor. He absolutely stole this film as his own even at such a young age. I love period dramas, and biographical dramas, so this movie was just perfect for me. Leo portrays a supposedly true-to-life strange and crazy poet in this movie. I can't imagine anyone doing a better job than he did. Very interesting film.
David Thewlis is such a horrible actor that it destroyed this movie. This was a great performance for Leonardo DiCaprio and I feel his portrayal was the only interesting thing about the movie. Even with getting to see Leonardo naked a few times... I still cannot recommend the movie. Seeing Leonardo shine as an actor may only be because of the poor acting of co-stars!
I must've been pretty darn bored the day I decided to watch this, and must've been willing to watch just about any movie. It's based on a true story, which is usually a good thing, but I don't agree with the homo or bisexual lifestyle and that's what this is about....but there's some good movies about that, but still, this isn't one of them. I just found the story boring (I'm not into art anyway), and I'm sure it's mainly the ladies and a few old perverts that would really want to watch "Total Eclipse" and that just to see Leonardo Dicaprio naked.
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