Vincent & Theo

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"An obsessive vision. A desperate dream. A world that didn't understand… And a brother that did."
  • PG-13
  • 1990
  • 2 hr 18 min
  • 6.9  (4,132)
  • 65

Vincent & Theo, released in 1990, is a biographical film directed by Robert Altman. The film is centered around the lives of Vincent van Gogh, one of the most celebrated post-impressionist painters in history, and his younger brother, Theo van Gogh. The movie opens in the year 1878, and it follows the brothers' lives for nearly a decade.

Theo is portrayed as a successful art dealer while Vincent is struggling to make ends meet as an artist. The relationship between the two brothers is the heart of the movie. Theo is Vincent's biggest supporter, providing him with financial support and encouraging his artistic talent. Vincent is portrayed as a troubled soul, prone to fits of anger and depression. His brother repeatedly tries to get him to see a doctor, but Vincent always refuses.

Throughout the course of the movie, Vincent's life is shown to be fraught with struggle. He is unsuccessful both in his professional and personal life. He faces rejection from galleries and critics alike. His artistic genius goes unnoticed in his lifetime, and he dies penniless and alone.

The movie's primary focus is on the relationship between the two brothers, and how their bond shapes their lives. While Theo tries to support Vincent financially, he is also dealing with his own struggles, including a forbidden love affair with a married woman. Vincent struggles with mental illness, at a time when there was little understanding or treatment for such conditions.

The film is beautifully shot, with a focus on reproducing the colors and style of Vincent van Gogh's paintings. The visuals are matched by the score, composed by Gabriel Yared, which creates a dreamlike aura to the film.

Both Roth and Rhys give brilliant performances, especially Roth, who captures Vincent's restlessness and intensity. The supporting cast provides strength to the film, in particular, Adrian Brine as Dr. Gachet, a physician who tries to help Vincent with his mental health.

The movie takes creative liberties with the real-life events of the Van Gogh brothers' lives. For example, the scene where Vincent cuts off his ear was dramatized, and his life was shown to be more chaotic and tumultuous than it may have been in reality. However, the film accurately captures the essence of the brothers' relationship and their struggles during that time period.

Overall, Vincent & Theo is an intense, beautifully shot, and well-acted movie. It is a tribute to the genius of Vincent van Gogh and a testament to the strength of the bond between him and his brother, Theo. Anyone who is a fan of Van Gogh's work or interested in historical biopics should consider watching this movie.

Vincent & Theo is a 1990 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 18 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9 and a MetaScore of 65.

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