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Title:
The humbling
Author:
Levinson, Barry, film director.
Publication Information:
[Place of distribution not identified] : Millennium Entertainment, [2015]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (107 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Over-the-hill stage actor Simon Axler struggles to find his passion for life again. Near his breaking point, he finds motivation in the form of a young and lustful lesbian Pegeen Stapleford, but as their relationship heats up Simon has a hard time keeping up with the youthful Pegeen.
General Note:
Based on the book by Philip Roth.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.

Special feature: Making-of featurette.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA Rating: R; for sexual material, language and brief violence.
ISBN:
9781616663292
UPC:
687797158697
Format :
DVD

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Director Barry Levinson reteams with actor Al Pacino in The Humbling, a black comedy about an aging actor. Pacino plays Simon Axler, a successful actor who, as the film opens, tumbles from the stage while performing Shakespeare. He's suffering from mental issues, having trouble differentiating between reality and fantasy, and he's decided to retire from the stage. Into his house moves Pegeen (Greta Gerwig), the daughter of Simon's old acting friends. She's had a crush on him since she was young, and soon the two develop a strange, dysfunctional relationship that draws the ire of her parents. Meanwhile, Simon's agent Charles Grodin tries to get him to work again. The Humbling screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi