Simone Al Pacino plays a Hollywood director, beaten down by the demands of obnoxious talent and suits, who creates a superstar actress on his computer and… Simone Al Pacino plays a Hollywood director, beaten down by the demands of obnoxious talent and suits, who creates a superstar actress on his computer and… 2002-08-23 PG-13 PT119M Comedy Drama Catherine Keener Al Pacino Rachel Roberts Jay Mohr Rebecca Romijn Winona Ryder Jason Schwartzman Evan Rachel Wood New Line Cinema
Movie Review

SIMONE (2002)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Aug 23, 2002; Rated: PG-13; Length: 119 Minutes; Genres: Comedy, Drama; With: Catherine Keener, Al Pacino and Rachel Roberts; Distributor: New Line Cinema

Al Pacino plays a Hollywood director, beaten down by the demands of obnoxious talent and suits, who creates a superstar actress on his computer and fools the world into falling in love with her. Pacino is alive with furies and fears, and the supporting cast, especially Catherine Keener, are lively and raring to make fun of the business that feeds them. But the movie is more turned on by a future of machine-made stars than it cops to, pretending to warn against shallowness while getting aroused by the possibilities of pixels.

Originally posted Sep 13, 2002 Published in issue #671-672 Sep 13, 2002 Order article reprints
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