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Falls Between Two Stools,
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This review is from: J. Edgar [DVD]  (DVD)
This is watchable but it takes too many liberties with what is not known as key elements of the plot. We do not know if JEH was actually gay and creating fictitious incidents to show that he was undermines the film as a true story. If the truth was known it would undoubtedly be a fascinating story - but this isn't the truth or even a reasonable supposition.
JEH was a mysterious, complex and contradictory man - but this isn't his story. Its just a watchable film about a fictitious character loosely based on J Edgar Hoover. Expect some decent acting and a followable (if not entire coherent) plot - but there are no insights here. An entirely fictional story about someone vaguely like JEH would probably be a much better film.