George Lucas In Love

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"Dozens of years ago, in a nearby galaxy..."
  • 1999
  • 8 min
  • 7.6  (4,387)

George Lucas In Love is a 1999 independent film that tells the story of a young George Lucas (played by Martin Hynes) finding inspiration for his groundbreaking film, Star Wars. The movie is set in 1967, when Lucas is a struggling USC film student, desperate to make a name for himself in Hollywood. The movie opens with Lucas trying to come up with an idea for his final film project. He spends most of his time smoking and drinking, and his professors are concerned that he won't be able to come up with anything worthwhile. One day, while daydreaming in the park, he encounters a beautiful woman named Marion (played by Lisa Jakub), who captures his attention.

Marion, it turns out, is a student at USC's theater department. She's a talented actress, and Lucas is immediately enamored with her. They start dating, and Lucas is inspired by her passion for the arts. She encourages him to stop being lazy and start pursuing his dream of becoming a director.

However, Lucas is still struggling to come up with an idea for his film project. He spends hours in the library, pouring over classic literature, but nothing seems to click. One day, he accidentally wanders into a production of Romeo and Juliet, and he's struck by how well the play seems to lend itself to a science fiction adaptation.

As he begins to re-imagine Romeo and Juliet as a space opera, the movie takes on a life of its own. Lucas enlists the help of his film school buddies (played by Jason Peck and Merritt Wever), and they start to create an epic sci-fi adventure that they hope will impress their professors and catapult Lucas to fame.

As the group works on the film, Lucas becomes increasingly obsessed with the project. He barely eats or sleeps, pouring all of his energy into creating a movie that he hopes will be the next big thing. Meanwhile, Marion becomes increasingly frustrated with Lucas's lack of attention, and the strain on their relationship begins to show.

The film culminates in a dramatic showdown between Lucas and his professors, who are skeptical about his science-fiction retelling of Romeo and Juliet. Lucas's passion and dedication win them over, however, and they commend him for his bold vision.

At the same time, Lucas realizes that his obsession with his film has come at a cost. He's neglected his relationship with Marion, and she's understandably hurt. In a poignant final scene, Lucas learns to balance his love for his work with his love for the people in his life.

Overall, George Lucas In Love is a charming and lighthearted indie film that is sure to delight both Star Wars fans and casual viewers alike. The movie is full of witty quips and clever references to Lucas's iconic films, and it's clear that the filmmakers had a lot of fun poking fun at the Hollywood machine. At its core, though, the movie is a love story that explores the struggles and sacrifices that artists must make in order to pursue their dreams. It's a funny and touching tribute to the man who changed the face of modern cinema.

George Lucas In Love is a 1999 drama with a runtime of 8 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.6.

George Lucas In Love
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    7.6  (4,387)