Kill Your Darlings
- Daniel Radcliffe

Overview - Daniel Radcliffe stars as Beat Generation icon Allen Ginsberg in this biopic set during the famed poet's early years at Columbia University, and centering on a murder investigation involving Ginsberg, his handsome classmate Lucien Carr, and fellow Beat author William S.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Daniel Radcliffe stars as Beat Generation icon Allen Ginsberg in this biopic set during the famed poet's early years at Columbia University, and centering on a murder investigation involving Ginsberg, his handsome classmate Lucien Carr, and fellow Beat author William S. Burroughs. The year is 1944. Ginsberg (Radcliffe) is a young student at Columbia University when he falls hopelessly under the spell of charismatic classmate Carr (Dane DeHaan). Alongside Carr, Ginsberg manages to strike up friendships with aspiring writers William S. Burroughs (Ben Foster) and Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston) that would cast conformity to the wind, and serve as the foundation of the Beat movement. Meanwhile, an older outsider named David Kammerer falls deeply and madly in love with the impossibly cool Carr. Later, when Kammerer dies under mysterious circumstances, police arrest Kerouac, Burroughs, and Carr as potential suspects, paving the way for an investigation that would have a major impact on the lives of the three emerging artists. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kyra Sedgwick, David Cross, and Michael C. Hall co-star.

Cast List

Randall Poster - PRODUCER/WRITER/MUSIC
Sarah E. McMillan
John Krokidas - Director
Nico Muhly - Composer, JOSHUA (2007)
Reed Morano - Director of photography
Meghan Currier
Austin Bunn
David Cross - Comedian, MR. SHOW
Jennifer Jason Leigh - American Actress, SINGLE WHITE FEMALE
David Rasche - American Actor
Kyra Sedgwick - American Actress
John Cullum - American Actor, HAMLET (1964)
Ben Foster - American actor, ALPHA DOG, SIX FEET UNDER
Daniel Radcliffe - British actor, HARRY POTTER
Michael C. Hall - American actor, SIX FEET UNDER
Jack Huston - Actor
Dane DeHaan
Elizabeth Olsen

 
Details
    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray/DVD Combo
  • Run Time: 104
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 043396430259
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: January 2015

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Murder
Homosexuality
Writers
Gays
Poets

 
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Reviews:
"Director John Krokidas gets the Beats.....[The film] is well-shot, assuredly directed and sharply written by Krokidas and Austin Bunn." - 10/24/2013 USA Today


"John KrokidasÂ’s debut feature, KILL YOUR DARLINGS is intent on studying these not-yet-Beats in their fledgling state, as they write the first drafts of their own legends." - 10/16/2013 New York Times


"Radcliffe, in a superb performance, captures Ginsberg's playfully stern poetic passion..." -- Grade: A- - 10/25/2013 Entertainment Weekly


"For innovation, outrageousness and passion, few movements can beat the Beats. And KILL YOUR DARLINGS is the latest and the most compelling of the recent movies about Allen Ginsberg..." - 10/31/2013 Chicago Sun-Times


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Krokidas and Bunn do a great job of portraying a world where literature is both sexy and dangerous." - 10/31/2013 Washington Post


4 stars out of 5 -- "Debut director Krokidas trounces recent Beat pics HOWL and ON THE ROAD for kinetic energy, shaking up a jazzy, poppy soundtrack to go with his druggy, dreamy, dirty images." - 12/02/2013 Total Film


4 stars out of 5 -- "A vibrant, insightful film about writers and writing, featuring Daniel Radcliffe's best post-Potter performance." - 11/29/2013 Empire


"An energetic debut feature from director John Krokidas, KILL YOUR DARLINGS is a hybrid biopic and crime drama based on actual events from the life of Beat poet Allen Ginsberg..." - 10/18/2013 Film Comment

 
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