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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil [Blu-ray] [1997]

  • SKU: 5711911
  • Release Date: 09/27/2016
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (20 out of 20)

    Special Features


    • The Real People in the Garden
    • Interview with the People Depicted in the Book and Movie
    • Theatrical Trailer

    Synopsis


    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
    Clint Eastwood directed this adaptation of John Berendt's non-fiction best-seller about a Savannah, Georgia, murder case. When this film was released, Berendt's book had been on best-seller lists for four years. As the film begins, New York journalist John Kelso (John Cusack), alter ego of author Berendt, arrives in Savannah to do a brief Town and Country article on the annual Christmas party given by sophisticated, urbane antique dealer Jim Williams (Kevin Spacey), who restored many mansions in Savannah, including the famed Mercer House where he lives. After the party, Williams kills his rude, violent lover Billy Hanson (Jude Law), explaining it as a necessary act of self-defense. Kelso decides to stay in Savannah to cover the trial, encountering a variety of colorful locals, eccentric and otherwise, including black transvestite nightclub performer Lady Chablis (appearing as herself), financially challenged bon vivant Joe Odom (Paul Hipp), vocalist Mandy Nichols (Alison Eastwood), voodoo priestess Minerva (Irma P. Hall), and Williams's deceptively powerful defense attorney Sonny Seiler (Australian actor Jack Thompson with a very convincing Southern accent). Kelso develops a romantic interest in Mandy while tracking the events that led up to the killing. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Kevin Spacey
      Kevin Spacey - Jim Williams
    • John Cusack
      John Cusack - John Kelso
    • Jack Thompson
      Jack Thompson - Sonny Seiler
    • Alison Eastwood
      Alison Eastwood - Mandy Nichols
    • Irma P. Hall
      Irma P. Hall - Minerva



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A great murder mystery in Savannah!

      Posted
      triplec
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      The cast is filled with stars and unknowns. As a current resident of Savannah, I enjoyed seeing the historic downtown sights while trying to figure out the plot twists before it gets solved on screen. Clint Eastwood has had better movies since this one, but for the time, it was a good murder mystery. If you have ever been to Savannah or wish to visit, definitely give this movie a watch.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Worth watching

      Posted
      LSUMaze

      It's one of those times when you should not listen to the critics. The movie did have some issues, but an amazing performance by Kevin Spacey, good directing by Eastwood, a well done job by Cusack, and the beautiful setting makes this film definitely worth watching. I do believe they could have done a better job on the plot, but I loved it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Kevin Spacey!!!

      Posted
      Axel
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      Kevin Spacey makes the movie. John Cusack gets caught in the web, also has a good role. Overall not one of Clint Eastwood's best, but worth checking out.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      An enjoyable movie

      Posted
      NightFlight157
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      While not as good as the book, but most movies generally aren't, it was an enjoyable movie. Kevin Spacey did a really good job as Jim Williams. Well worth watching.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

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      1446RF
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      Interesting characters and story, Great performances. I felt as if I was visiting Savannah at Christmas! Beautiful video and audio presentations.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      good movie

      Posted
      Louie
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      I bought the movie after reading the book. Followed well and was interesting and good.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Just a really good old movie

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      RoscoPColetrain
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      Just a good old movie that we were unable to locate in any stores. Best Buy located it, ordered it and it was delivered to our house in a timely manner.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good movie

      Posted
      Byron
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      I enjoyed the blu ray transfer. The City of Savannah was actually a character in the movie. Kevin Spacey makes a good Jim

      I would recommend this to a friend



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