Me and Orson Welles

Review: Me and Orson Welles

27 Jun 11

Recommended

Richard Linklater hits us with a massive pile of 1937 in his kinda sorta not really biopic of brilliant visionary and legendary douchebag Orson Welles, as seen through the unfairly gorgeous eyes of a youthfully ambitious actor. Efron is vibrant as the teen lead, hitting the right balance of charm and ignorance while Christian McKay churns out a masterful representation of Welles that even Orson himself wouldn't be able to criticise. The relationship between the two is a tad light, but still effective. Linklater's recreation of pre-WW2 America is faithful but never overbearing, just like Orson Welles. Well, not really.