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Genius - Movie Synopsis & Plot

From Academy Award-nominated screenwriter John Logan ("Gladiator," "The Aviator," "Hugo," "Skyfall") and acclaimed, Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage in his feature film debut, comes "Genius," a stirring drama about the complex friendship and transformative professional relationship between the world-renowned book editor Maxwell Perkins (who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway) and the larger-than-life literary giant Thomas Wolfe. Based on the biography “Max Perkins: Editor of Genius” by A. Scott Berg, "Genius" stars Colin Firth as Perkins, Jude Law as Wolfe, Nicole Kidman as Aline Bernstein, a costume designer sharing a tumultuous relationship with Wolfe, Laura Linney as Louise Perkins, Max’s wife and a talented playwright, Guy Pearce as F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Dominic West as Ernest Hemingway.

MOVIE REVIEW

A great cast—Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney—does not make a great movie, proof being the new drama Genius, now on Blu-ray. A routine drama about the relationship between eccentric writer Thomas Wolfe and his famed editor Maxwell Perkins, Genius fails to establish itself as anything other than a run-of-the-mill biopic.
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