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I’d seen this movie on DVD last fall, and found it on sale at BJ’s last week so I bought my own copy of it. This film is an insightful biopic of the man who has been both romanticized and villainized for his scientific research into a topic that many consider taboo.
Liam Neeson stars as Dr. Alfred Kinsey, the theoritician and zoologist who studied human sexuality. The strong supporting cast included Laura Linney as his wife, Peter Sarsgaard as their lover, and Chris O’Donnell as fellow researcher Wardell Pomeroy. Written and directed by Bill Condon, this film compares to his earlier biopic of James Whale, “Gods And Monsters”.
Chris made the most of his various scenes, conveying much with just the facial expressions he used as he interviewed subjects with questions such as “Is there tongue kissing during foreplay” and “How often were you having intercourse with animals at age 14?” This latter example showed his great comedic skills when misinterpretting a man’s accent to have said “horse” instead of “whores”. That comedy strings throughout this feature, mixing with the drama of a man whose life paralleled his research. While the film could be considered shocking and frank at times, you leave with a true sense of who the man behind the legend really was.
4 out of 5 stars