Mary Poppins Returns
Log in with Facebook
Forgot your password?
Don't have an account? Sign up here
and the Terms and Policies,
and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango.
Already have an account? Log in here
Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password.
No consensus yet.
Tomatometer Not Available...
No consensus yet.
All Critics (6)
| Top Critics (1)
| Fresh (5)
| Rotten (1)
| DVD (1)
Okay, I'll say it: The Passion of Ayn Rand is as delicious as it is dumbfounding, as mirthful as it is misbegotten.
Solidly acted if melodramatic film about the philosopher.
I was interested in Ayn Rand but I did NOT like this movie. It was really boring and tried to be all of these different things.
The best performance of Julie Delpy's I've seen to date. Story is awkwardly paced and paints Ayn in a crazy light. Which I guess was true but Helen Mirren didn't really bring ANY redeeming quality out.
[font=Century Gothic]"The Passion of Ayn Rand" starts in 1951 Los Angeles as political philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand, nee Alisa Rosenbaum(Helen Mirren), gives an audience to two young acolytes, Nathaniel(Eric Stoltz) and Barbara(Julie Delpy). Soon, they are accepted into her inner circle before marrying and moving to New York. But Rand soon comes to miss them, and decides to move cross country along with her long suffering husband, Frank(Peter Fonda), to complete her long gestating novel, "Atlas Shrugged."[/font]
[font=Century Gothic]"The Passion of Ayn Rand"(I'm wondering if the title is supposed to have a double meaning...) is an interesting look at the life of Ayn Rand whose philosophy was one of fully embracing self-interest and capitalism. The movie has a special emphasis on her personal life, especially an extramarital affair. Normally, I would not favor this approach towards an historical figure, but here it succeeds as a case study of her philosophy. Her and Nathaniel think only of themselves, inflicting a great deal of psychic damage on their loving spouses. And that's exactly what acting only in a person's self-interest does to society at large.[/font]
[font=Century Gothic]Note: Eric Stoltz and Julie Delpy were also in "Killing Zoe." [/font]
View All Quotes