The People Vs Larry Flynt [VHS] 
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Milos Forman directs this biographical drama about the controversial life of Larry Flynt (Woody Harrelson). Free speech campaigner Larry Flynt made his millions publishing the pornographic magazine 'Hustler' in the 1970s. After making his name as a man who is willing to stand up for his rights, he meets and falls in love with go-go dancer Althea Leasure (Courtney Love). When Flynt is arrested on charges of obscenity and organised crime, his lawyer Alan Isaacman (Edward Norton) unsuccessfully defends him in court, announcing his sentence of 25 years in prison. Released after just five months however, Flynt battles through further lengthy legal proceedings in an attempt to clear his name once and for all.
Leave it to Czech director Milos Forman (One Flew Over to Cuckoo's Nest) to make the most entertaining and offbeat celebration of the American Constitution ever filmed. You think the First Amendment was designed to protect Americans from offensive speech? Think again. The real glory of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights--as brought to life in this splendidly quirky and alternately reverent and irreverent comedy--is that it ensures everyone's freedom by protecting a whole range of expression, from the banal to the outrageous. Scripted by the writers of Ed Wood (another affectionately twisted biography of a disreputably eccentric entertainment figure), The People vs. Larry Flynt applies a similar sort of exaggerated and telescoped editorial-cartoon sensibility to the wild life and times of Hustler skin-magazine publisher Larry Flynt. It's the great (and fictionalised-but-true) American story of how smut-peddler Flynt--the poor man's redneck Hugh Hefner--ended up appealing a libel case (brought by televangelist Jerry Falwell) to the Supreme Court and winning a major legal victory that affects all Americans. Terrific performances by Woody Harrelson as Flynt, grunge-star-turned-glamour-puss Courtney Love as his wife Althea, and Edward Norton as their lawyer (a composite character). --Jim EmersonSee all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
The cinematography is spot on, the script brilliantly balances tragedy & humour, the dialogue is perfect and the cast is superb with Woody Harrelson putting in a top notch performance with strong support from Edward Norton, not to mention an astonishingly good performance from Courtney Love.
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its a great film for anyone to watch the acting is great and is a great film for anyones collection.Published on 14 May 2013 by aaron paul whitworth