WE WERE GOOD IN WAR. AND WHEN THERE WAS NO WAR, WE MADE OUR OWN.
In 1936, war correspondent Martha Gellhorn (Nicole Kidman) meets Ernest Hemingway (Clive Owen) in Key West; their subsequent relationship is marked by wars and a fiery romance. Another prestige project from HBO, directed by a famous filmmaker, with movie stars in the leads. Kidman and Owen are excellent as two very independent and stubborn writing talents, although it shouldn’t have to take two and a half hours to reach simple insights about the nature of their relationship. Still, the story moves quickly between its historic events and the film cleverly fuses newly-shot material with contemporary newsreels.
2012-U.S. Made for TV. 155 min. Color. Directed by Philip Kaufman. Teleplay: Jerry Stahl, Barbara Turner. Cast: Nicole Kidman (Martha Gellhorn), Clive Owen (Ernest Hemingway), David Strathairn (John Dos Passos), Molly Parker, Parker Posey, Rodrigo Santoro… Peter Coyote, Lars Ulrich, Robert Duvall, Tony Shalhoub, Jeffrey Jones, Joan Chen, Connie Nielsen.
Trivia: Co-executive-produced by James Gandolfini.