Watch: 5-25-77 2022 123movies, Full Movie Online – Alienated, hopeful-filmmaker Pat Johnson’s epic story growing up in rural Illinois, falling in love, and becoming the first fan of the movie that changed everything..
Plot: Alienated, hopeful-filmmaker Pat Johnson’s epic story growing up in rural Illinois, falling in love, and becoming the first fan of the movie that changed everything.
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superb coming-of-age story
This film was shown at my local art-house theater tonight, and it far exceeded my expectations – I’d seen an earlier version a few years ago and really didn’t know what to expect. This is an indie gem, a coming- of-age tale built around the release of the first Star Wars film on May 25, 1977. The filmmaker weaves the lead character’s lovable, laughable attempts at Super-8 filmmaking into his high school loves and losses and his breakthrough experiences with other films of the era in a way that is engaging, entertaining and thought-provoking from start to finish. The actors are terrific and very professional, the attention to detail is outstanding, and the production values are top notch. Highly recommended.
Worthy effort but never should have been released in theaters
There are two ways to review this movie. On the one hand, it is obviously a labor of love, and you have to admire director Patrick Johnson’s persistence. He worked for 13 years to get this project completed. So I have to give him an A for effort. It’s amazing that an amateur filmmaker was able to bring his film to the big screen. This is a worthy “student film”, but it is what it is, and it should never have been released in theaters. Everything about it is amateurish, including the acting, the directing, the script, and the cinematography. For example, the director seems to think that having one of the actors stare into the camera with his mouth open for 10 seconds is high drama (and he uses this technique repeatedly). I’m not saying that there is no audience for this movie. I’m guessing that sci-fi geek’s, Star Wars fanatics, and amateur filmmakers will enjoy it despite its flaws. But it should have gone straight to DVD and streaming. I felt ripped off having to pay eight bucks to see it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min) (Workprint Version), 2 hr 12 min (132 min) (total run time) (USA)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Patrick Read Johnson
Writer Patrick Read Johnson
Actors John Francis Daley, Austin Pendleton, Colleen Camp
Country United States
Awards 2 wins
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1, 16:9 HD, 2.35 : 1, 4:3
Camera Arriflex Cameras, Canon Cameras, GAF Super 8mm Camera, Panavision Cameras and Lenses, Sony Cameras
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Super 16 (source format), Super 35 mm (anamorphic), Super 8mm (some scenes), Video (VHS & DV)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K)
Printed Film Format N/A