Framing John DeLorean
|Framing John DeLorean|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Don Argott|
Sheena M. Joyce
|Produced by||Tamir Ardon|
Sheena M. Joyce
|Screenplay by||Dan Greeney|
|Story by||Tamir Ardon|
Sheena M. Joyce
|Music by||Brooke Blair|
|Edited by||Demian Fenton|
|Distributed by||Sundance Selects|
Framing John DeLorean is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce and written by Dan Greeney and Alexandra Orton. The film stars Alec Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, Josh Charles, Dean Winters, Michael Rispoli and Jason Jones. The film was released on June 7, 2019, by Sundance Selects.
- Alec Baldwin as John DeLorean
- Morena Baccarin as Cristina Ferrare
- Josh Charles as Bill Collins
- Dean Winters as John Valestra
- Michael Rispoli as Jim Hoffman
- Jason Jones as Jerry West
- Dana Ashbrook as Ben Tisa
- Josh Cooke as Howard Weitzman
- Sean Cullen as Roy
- William Hill as GM executive
- Eli Tokash as Zach DeLorean
- Kayla Foster as Colleen
- Grayson Eddey as Zach DeLorean
- Porter Kelly as Court clerk
The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 30, 2019. The film was released on June 7, 2019, by Sundance Selects. It was given a limited release in the UK on July 19 through Universal Studios.
Shout! Factory is set to release the film in the United States and Canada on DVD and Blu-ray on October 1, 2019. It was released in the United Kingdom on digital download SD and HD on July 28, 2019.
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 91% based on 43 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "Stranger than fiction and just as engrossing, Framing John DeLorean tells its incredible true story in appropriately freewheeling fashion." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 68 out of 100, based on 14 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
Owen Gleiberman of Variety wrote: "An absorbing documentary, with Alec Baldwin popping up in dramatic re-enactments, adds new insight to the inspiring and scandalous saga of John DeLorean, the auto magnate who got too high on his dream." Glenn Kenny for The New York Times wrote "Framing John DeLorean tells a quintessentially American story of ambition and greed, with plot twists a fiction writer might consider outlandish." Allan Hunter, writing for Screen International, said, "The film is hugely impressive. DeLorean is a persuasive advocate of his own greatness, the hero of his own narrative". Adding "Baldwin provides a running commentary on DeLorean’s nature and motivations, while we witness Baldwin being fitted with prosthetics and the jet black caterpillar eyebrows that were a DeLorean feature. All very meta but perhaps not entirely essential."
In contrast, Rafer Guzman of Newsday called it "an uneven blend of fact and fiction", noting that "scenes are really just elaborate re-enactments that distract us and stop the flow of information. Even less welcome are several “meta” moments in which Baldwin pontificates about the man he's playing"
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- "'Framing John DeLorean' Trailer: Alec Baldwin as Disgraced Auto Exec". The Hollywood Reporter. 2019-03-06. Retrieved 2019-05-10.
- Alec Baldwin: 'You naughty English could fold sex into dentistry | October 19, 2019
- Framing John DeLorean | Blu-ray | United States | Shout Factory | 2019 | 109 min | Not rated | Oct 01, 2019
- Framing John DeLorean Format Releases | Shout Factory | 2019 | 109 min | Not rated | Oct 01, 2019
- Framing John DeLorean available via Digital Download in July | 21 May 2019
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- "Framing John DeLorean Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2019-06-09.
- Framing John DeLorean - The New York Times | By Glenn Kenny | June 6, 2019
- Framing John DeLorean: Tribeca Review | BY ALLAN HUNTER | 1 MAY 2019
- 'Framing John DeLorean' review | By Rafer Guzmán | 12 June 2019