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Gary Sinise both directs and stars in this adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel about the innocent simpleton Lennie (John Malkovich) and his weary protector George (Sinise). Lennie and George travel the Mid-West during the years of the Great Depression, moving from farm to farm looking for work and dreaming of owning a place of their own. When they get hired at the Tyler Ranch, the friends fall foul of their mean-spirited boss Curley (Casey Siemaszko), and when Lennie becomes involved with Curley's flirtatious wife (Sherilyn Fenn), George is forced into violent action.
A strong argument favours Gary Sinise's 1992 Of Mice and Men over the classic 1939 version that critics have historically preferred. As adapted by the great playwright-screenwriter Horton Foote, John Steinbeck's Depression-era masterpiece comes alive with timeless simplicity, more candid in language and behaviour, and therefore more honest in its embrace of Steinbeck's beloved pair of lowly dreamers George (Sinise) and his retarded cousin Lennie (John Malkovich). On the lam, they find work as farmhands, joining a close-knit crew and trying to avoid trouble stirred by the dangerously seductive wife (Sherilyn Fenn) of the boss's sadistic son (Casey Siemaszko). There's not a false note or bad performance in the entire film; as veterans of Chicago's acclaimed Steppenwolf Theater, Malkovich and Sinise possess the compassionate chemistry that makes George and Lennie inseparable until the tragic, inevitable final scene. As director, Sinise serves the material with no-frills fidelity; it's easy to believe that Steinbeck would have approved. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
A good book - actually bought for my Grandson for his GCE studiesPublished 15 days ago by Audrey Berrington
Brilliant film. But be warned.... don't watch if you are feeling low, down or sad.Published 20 days ago by francis a edge
A solid adaptation which follows the novel fairly faithfully, while opening things out in a way that is only logical. Read morePublished 23 days ago by P. KINCAID
I thought i ordered the original but even so this was. a good film.Published 25 days ago by michael studders