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The Color of Time (2014)



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James Franco, Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, and Zach Braff star in this dramatic and inventive look at the life and work of ionic Pulitzer Prize-winning poet C.K. Williams. Williams (Franco) has a beautiful, adoring wife (Kunis) and a young son. But as he prepares for a reading in New York City and struggles to create new work, he is haunted by memories of his past-from his first sexual encounter to a later tragic loss. An ensemble of 12 directors work with a star-studded cast to weave together this moving and unique story of a complex man and the relationships that defined him. (C) Starz

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Henry Hopper
as C.K. Williams
James Franco
as C.K. Williams, age 40
Jessica Chastain
as Mrs. Williams
Mila Kunis
as Catherine
Zach Braff
as Albert

Critic Reviews for The Color of Time

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Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning poet C.K. Williams's autobiographical work, "The Color of Time" is about poetry, though it has none to speak of.

December 12, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

"The Color of Time" is an odd bird in that its 12 cooks don't necessarily spoil the broth. The problem is that they leave it as broth.

December 11, 2014 | Full Review…

The film is too sincere an expression of admiration for this poet's work to feel pretentious, but it's like a music video for the poems, often literal in its biographical readings.

December 11, 2014 | Full Review…

A cool concept, and A for effort.

December 11, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

"The Color of Time," for all the experimentalism of its conception, falls some way short here, and ends up an irreproachably tasteful, easily digestible, but an unsurprising, undemanding watch.

December 11, 2014 | Rating: C+

You couldn't possibly find a more "James Franco" project, produced by and starring James Franco, than The Color of Time, even if you tried.

December 11, 2014 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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