Hitchcock is a bio pic on Alfred Hitchcock and his journey making his hit film Psycho.
The film shows Hitchcock’s struggles getting the rights o make the movie and his his filming of the movie.
The film also goes into detail on Hitchcock’s relationship with his wife Alma, and her influence on Hitchcock’s movies and Hitchcock himself.
This film I thought was very clever in many different ways. This could have been a boring movie, but with its intelligent script an good acting this movie was very enjoyable.
The storyline did a good job getting right into the story line and not spending too much time at the beginning explaining the background of the characters. The script was also good at keeping the audience interested. Just when you think the movie might be getting a little boring, something interesting and unexpected happens.
The acting was the best part o the movie. Anthony Hopkins played Alfred Hitchcock and he did a great job! He really was able to transform himself into his character and he made it very believable. He made his character interesting and I felt like I was watching the actual Alfred Hitchcock. Helen Mirren played Alma and she also did a great job. Alma’s character could have been portrayed really badly, but Mirren managed to make alma really likable and somebody many people could relate to. She had some intense and emotional scenes and she managed to make them really realistic. Another performance I want to commend was Scarlett Johansson. She played Janet Leigh who was the main character in Psycho. This part was a small roll that could have been done poorly but Scarlett managed to really get into character and the few scenes she was in, made them memorable. She held her own in the movie, and really was one of my favorite performances.
Before you see Hitchcock I would recommend seeing psycho first. There are many references to the actual movie that I wouldn’t have understood if I hadn’t of seen it first.
With the awards season beginning I think this film could get some Oscar nominations. I think Hopkins, Mirren and Johansson are all contenders.
All in all Hitchcock was a cute enjoyable movie. I give it 3 out of 4 stars!