The Human Stain Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for The Human Stain the Movie

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Anthony Hopkins is a professor in the middle of a racial controversy who's passing as a white Jew and Nicole Kidman is the sorrowful, down-on-her-luck janitor with whom he becomes involved in Benton's watered-down adaptation of Philip Roth's 2000 novel. The book is an angry expose of America's struggles with issues of race, age, and sexuality, but the film falls short of conveying that anger. Excellent cast does what it can to compensate.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 106 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Not-So-True Identity, May-December Romance, Workin' for a Livin', Domestic Abuse, Flashback, Interracial Affairs, Campus Capers, Widows & Widowers, Writers, Period Piece: 1940s, Only the Lonely, Books to Film: Philip Roth
Nicholas Meyer
Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Gary Sinise, Wentworth Miller, Harry J. Lennix, Anna Deavere Smith, Jacinda Barrett, Phyllis Newman, Kerry Washington, Margo Martindale, Ron Canada, Mili Avital, Mimi Kuzyk
Jean-Yves Escoffier
Robert Benton
Rachel Portman
Claude La Haye, Dondi Bastone, Christopher Tellefsen, Zoe Sakellaropoulo, Rita Ryack, David Gropman
Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Scott Steindorff, Lakeshore Entertainment, Stone Village, Cinereta-Cineepsilon, Miramax Films

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