Pollock
Rating: Year:2000
Cast:Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, Robert Knott Length:2h 2m
Director:Ed Harris Country:United States
Writers:Barbara Turner, Susan Emshwiller, Steven Naifeh, Gregory White Smith Genre:Biography, Drama
Synopsis: A film about the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock.
Rating:
Cast:Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, Robert Knott
Director:Ed Harris
Writers:Barbara Turner, Susan Emshwiller, Steven Naifeh, Gregory White Smith
Year:2000
Length:2h 2m
Country:United States
Genre:Biography, Drama
Synopsis: A film about the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock.

A well made - and well acted - biopic about the life of Jackson Pollock [Harris]. As with many artists Pollock suffered, in his case from mental illness. He self-prescribed alcohol as medication. It didn't work.

We watch as Pollock succeeds and self-destructs throughout his extremely short and talented life. The pain of Harris's portrayal is heart-wrenching, but the moments when Pollock discovers and creates are transcendent. This film, also directed by Harris, was a labor of love and this comes through.

Marcia Gay Harden is one of the best actors around, and in this role she just scintillates as Harris' love interest. The care and the pain and the joy and the anger are so real the film at times hurts.