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The Color of Time (2012)

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A poetic road trip through Pulitzer prize-winning CK Williams' life.
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Cast

Credited cast:
James Franco ... C.K. Williams
Mila Kunis ... Catherine
Jessica Chastain ... Mrs. Williams
Zach Braff ... Albert
Henry Hopper ... C.K. Williams
Bruce Campbell ... Goody
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Demetrios Anastasiow Demetrios Anastasiow ... Party Stoner
Giavani Cairo ... Dan
Jamie DeKelaita Jamie DeKelaita ... Party Guest at Entrance
Kimberly Harsch ... Woman in window
Jann Hight Jann Hight ... Old Woman #2
Vince Jolivette ... Mr. Williams
Gabriel Kahaian Gabriel Kahaian ... Friend
Evan Kole ... Boy Croquet Player
Lauren Kole Lauren Kole ... Girl Croquet Player
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The Color of Time is based on Pulitzer prize-winning poet CK Williams' collection of the same name. The film blends together adaptations of 11 of the poems to create a poetic road trip through CK William's life. The film takes us on a journey through several decades of American life from CK's childhood and adolescence in Detroit in the 1940s and 50s to the early 1980s: CK and his wife Catherine are married with their son Jed. CK prepares for a reading of 'Tar' in New York City, and spends his nights struggling to write new poems, haunted by memories of his past. As CK drives to his reading in New York City, he remembers central moments of his life: we come to experience and understand both his relationship to love and loss, and how he found his calling as a poet through the women in his life. The film takes us back and forth between past and present, punctuated by voice-over from CK Williams' poems, recreating the experience of memory and exploring how the fragments of one's man life ... Written by Anonymous

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A poetic look at author C.K. Williams' life over the course of 40 years.


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Rated R for some sexuality, nudity, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2014 (USA) See more »

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Detroit, Michigan, USA

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It's the second time James Franco, Mila Kunis, Zach Braff, Bruce Campbell and Mia Serafino play together in a movie. They last worked together in Oz the Great and Powerful (2013). See more »

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Didn't get it! 1/10
1 November 2014 | by leonblackwoodSee all my reviews

Review: This film was totally boring! All the way through the movie, James Franco is quoting his own poetry, which sounded like complete gibberish to me and there isn't any talking at all. Kunis is only in a couple of scenes and the movie goes back and forth in time which makes it even more confusing. After looking at the cover for the film, it looked really promising, but what I didn't know was that there wasn't any script and its totally based on poetry. Personally, I lost interest after the first few minutes and the annoying music really got on my nerves. Maybe I didn't get the point of the project but I don't think that I missed much. Awful!

Round-Up: What is James Franco and Mila Kunis doing in this movie? Franco is known for doing some quirky movies, but this one was really bad. I honestly thought that it was going to be a Rom-com or something in that type of genre, but its a deep drama about a man who starts thinking about his past and he begins to question his love for his girlfriend. Thats the only part of the film that made sense to me but it started to go down other avenues which were strange. Anyway, I think that you can tell that I didn't enjoy this movie at all and I found it a complete waste of time. 

I recommend this movie to people who are into there deep dramas about a poet who has flashbacks of his past. 1/10


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