Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation

2020, Documentary/Gay & lesbian, 1h 26m

47 Reviews Fewer than 50 Ratings

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Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation lives up to its title with an absorbing and revealing look at a pair of American literary giants. Read critic reviews

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The work, lives, and personal journeys of iconic American artists Truman Capote and Tennesee Williams coalesce with creative combustion in this innovative dual-portrait documentary. Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland distills the loves, fears, and artistic achievements of these masters via an array of archival materials, film clips, and vibrant voiceover work from Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto as Capote and Williams, respectively. Packed with pearls of wisdoms and eloquent observations, the film celebrates the sometimes tumultuous friendship of the titular writers through the ages, while honoring the way their queer identity informed their world-renowned artistic achievements and relationships with their family, confidants, and -- most significantly -- each other.

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Mark Lee
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Jonathan Gray
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Critic Reviews for Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (43) | Rotten (4)

  • It's very nostalgic to see these interviews with David Frost and and Dick Cavett.

    June 22, 2021 | Full Review…
  • It's a pleasure to spend an hour and a half in the resurrected company of these two intellects, but the experience feels like the lazy alternative to reading biographies about either man...

    June 19, 2021 | Full Review…
  • Truman & Tennessee is a fascinating but melancholy mash note to the enduring friendship of two genius misfits who, despite constant self doubt barely masked by a raconteur's seeming insouciance.

    June 18, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Two of our most celebrated literary geniuses get a loving tribute for a friendship laden with joy, jealousy and a world that only Truman & Tennesse could inhabit, navigate and understand. Brilliant!!!

    June 18, 2021 | Full Review…
  • Watching this captivating film, especially during Pride month, one can't help but wonder how these outsized talents would have fared in a more open and embracing society - or would their demons have simply followed them into the 21st century?

    June 17, 2021 | Full Review…
  • "An Intimate Conversation" never quite digs beyond the cultivated personas of either author - a drawback of the archival format. But for anyone invested in the writers, it offers a vivid sketch.

    June 17, 2021 | Full Review…
  • It's very nostalgic to see these interviews with David Frost and and Dick Cavett.

    June 22, 2021 | Full Review…
  • It's a pleasure to spend an hour and a half in the resurrected company of these two intellects, but the experience feels like the lazy alternative to reading biographies about either man...

    June 19, 2021 | Full Review…
  • Truman & Tennessee is a fascinating but melancholy mash note to the enduring friendship of two genius misfits who, despite constant self doubt barely masked by a raconteur's seeming insouciance.

    June 18, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Two of our most celebrated literary geniuses get a loving tribute for a friendship laden with joy, jealousy and a world that only Truman & Tennesse could inhabit, navigate and understand. Brilliant!!!

    June 18, 2021 | Full Review…
  • The elegance of the movie is that it's structured in such a smart way, emerging as neither a chummy fireside chat or a cartoonish war of words.

    July 29, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • On the other hand, the film's observations of each, while smart, are a little uninspiring given the subjects.

    July 19, 2021 | Full Review…

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