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At Theaters: 12/21/2018 On Video: 4/9/2019
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 56 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 601306
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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Welcome to Marwen tells the miraculous true story of one broken man's fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit.
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Comedy Drama Fantasy - This is a fact-based drama with a lot of effects-heavy fantasy sequences featuring dolls and action figures. Fans of star Steve Carell should enjoy, as should those of Leslie Mann; Janelle Monae and Diane Kruger have fairly small roles. The male lead character has a taste for wearing women's shoes, and adult subject matter such as that as well as some language, violence, and suggestive content make the film not for kids despite the many scenes involving dolls and action figures.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Steve Carell BEAUTIFUL BOY, LAST FLAG FLYING
Leslie Mann BLOCKERS, THE COMEDIAN, HOW TO BE SINGLE, VACATION
Diane Kruger THE INFILTRATOR, THE HOST, UNKNOWN
Director: Robert Zemeckis ALLIED, THE WALK, FLIGHT
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Production Information (Cont'd)
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 5 S-words; 2 GD's; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Glimpses of nude drawings.
VIOLENCE: Fights and shootings with dolls; a man is beaten.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Tobacco, alcohol, prescription drugs.
ACTION: Fights, combat, battles.
COMEDY: Comic lines and sight/physical gags, sometimes suggestive.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Below Average ...I left "Welcome to Marwen” feeling that Hogancamp had been cut off from agency from his own story, reduced to a cow-eyed dunderhead Candide only more voyeuristic. As for those special effects, they are vivid, colorful, convincing. They aren't quite so good that you don't notice the WWII fantasy scenarios enacted therein are clichéd constructions reenacted in high heels.

NY Post Full Review
Average Despite a sympathetic lead performance from Steve Carell, the fictionalized version bogs down in extensive animated doll sequences, so similar that they grow increasingly tiresome.

Slant Magazine Full Review
Below Average That isn't exactly feel-good material, which makes the perpetual niceness of this film, its fear of upsetting anyone, feel so stomach-churning. Zemeckis has always tried to search for the human splendor in spectacle, but in Welcome to Marwen he struggles to find either anything human or spectacular.

The Guardian Full Review
Below Average The remarkable career of artist and photographer Mark Hogancamp has been turned into an elaborate and misjudged movie of baffling pass-agg ickiness and pointlessness.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 28 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
1
Fairly Low
100%
13-19Teens (F)
4
Fairly Low
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
1
Fairly Low
100%
30+Adults (M)
10
About 50/50
100%
30+Adults (F)
12
Fairly High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 28 moviegoers:
TEENS: All the teens rated it just "good/average" (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: Everyone rated it just "good/average" (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).
ADULTS: The male and female reviews are very similar. One loved "Welcome to Marwen," another 4 to 5 enjoyed it very much and the rest felt it was just a "good/average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp (Carell) and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation-a testament to the most powerful women he knows-through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one.
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