Mr. North

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"Some say he's a miracle man. Some say he's a fraud. You are about to meet a most unusual young man."
  • PG
  • 1988
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 5.9  (1,609)

In the movie Mr. North, Anthony Edwards plays a young man named Thornton who travels to Newport, Rhode Island to seek adventure and find himself. He becomes entangled with a wealthy and eccentric family, including the grandfather, played by Robert Mitchum, and the grandmother, played by Lauren Bacall. Thornton is an enigmatic young man, who seems to possess a natural gift for influencing people and making things happen. He quickly becomes a fixture in the Newport social scene, befriending the wealthy and powerful, including the local congressman.

As he becomes more enmeshed in the lives of the wealthy elite, Thornton begins to realize that they are not as happy as they seem on the surface. He becomes determined to help them find true happiness, even as he struggles to navigate the complexities of their relationships and desires.

Along the way, Thornton becomes involved in a number of adventures and schemes, both playful and dangerous. He works to help a friend win a horse race, uncovers a shady business deal, and sets out to get revenge on a group of corrupt politicians.

Throughout it all, Edwards gives a measured and understated performance as Thornton, never overplaying his hand or giving too much away. Mitchum and Bacall are likewise superb, bringing their considerable experience and gravitas to their roles as the wealthy grandparents.

Director Danny Huston's stylish and whimsical approach to the material keeps the film engaging and entertaining, with a blend of humor, drama, and suspense. The film's unique blend of mystery, romance, and social commentary sets it apart from most of the films of the time, and makes it a fascinating watch even today.

Ultimately, Mr. North is a tale of self-discovery and redemption, as Thornton learns that true happiness can only be found by embracing the things that truly matter in life: love, friendship, and a sense of purpose. It's a timeless message that still resonates today, and makes Mr. North a must-see film for anyone who loves intelligent, thoughtful cinema.

Mr. North is a 1988 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

Mr. North
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    1 hr 33 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (1,609)