Lost in La Mancha Set to chronicle director Terry Gilliam's long-planned adaptation of Cervantes' Don Quixote, documentarians Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe stumbled into a comedy of errors: The… Lost in La Mancha Set to chronicle director Terry Gilliam's long-planned adaptation of Cervantes' Don Quixote, documentarians Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe stumbled into a comedy of errors: The…
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Lost In La Mancha (2003)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jun 24, 2003; DVD Release Date: Jun 24, 2003; Movie Rated: R; With: Jeff Bridges, Johnny Depp and Terry Gilliam; Distributor: IFC Films

Set to chronicle director Terry Gilliam's long-planned adaptation of Cervantes' Don Quixote, documentarians Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe stumbled into a comedy of errors: The movie blew up in Gilliam's face. Derailed by a debilitated leading man (Jean Rochefort) and a freak flood, the shoot folded six days in -- but not before providing the grist for a now-funny, now-melancholy unmaking-of story. EXTRAS They border on overkill, what with nine deleted scenes and six more video ''sound bite'' outtakes, but two hour-long interviews with Gilliam (one by Salman Rushdie, the other by New York Times critic Elvis Mitchell) convey both his sizzling intellect and his tendency toward mania.

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Originally posted Jul 11, 2003 Published in issue #718 Jul 11, 2003 Order article reprints