dopo aver abbandonato una scuola per registi ed aver visto infrangersi il loro sogno piu' grande, jim e artie mitchell si mettono in proprio fondando una casa di produzione cinematografica nel mondo della pornografia industriale degli anni sessanta.
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Real life brothers Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez play San Francisco porn king brothers Art and Jim Mitchell who rise to fame and fortune through the porn industry through the 70's. Things are going like a wet dream when but as the fame takes control they loose their way with each other through drink and drugs resulting in a very twisted and devastating end.
I've always rated Charlie Sheen and have been a fan for 25 years. I think he is an excellent actor, at times underrated, and has a wide range of talents. Obviously he best acting was in Platoon and Wall Street which I firmly believe are Oscar worthy performances. Then we have his stand out comedy roles with Major League, Hot Shots and the very funny and charming Two And A Half Men. He has said himself that he only really likes 7 or 8 of his films but I think some of the less popular films like The Rookie and Terminal Velocity are damn good.
And Sheen's performance is no different in Rated X. Consistant and probably a version of his own dark side with the issues his charecter, Art goes through. He has moments of pure rage and madness that reminded me of the kind of thing Robert DeNiro does very well.
Given the fact Rated X is about sex and porn there is not that much nudity at all I'm pleased to say because it could have been gratuitous but the porn part of the story sort of sits in the back ground.Read more ›
Most critics and viewers would call this a prize turkey, but...but is there some redeeming social value? Charlie Sheen and Estavez star as the brothers Mitchell, two entrepreneurial guys who stumble from the free love scene of the sixties in San Francisco to the cash cow of the first widely distributed porn movies, including the infamous "Behind the Green Door." Maybe there is a kind of free speech angle here, with the [...] boys fighting the good fight against censorship and Big Brother. On the other hand, there is a didactic tale here about how success corrupts and how [...], drugs and rock and roll--forget the rock and roll; this is almost pure [...] and drugs--how [...] and drugs may lead you to make a movie called "Sodom and Gomorrah" which may suggest that you ought to be starring it in.
Charlie Sheen is very good and so is Estavez. His direction is also not bad. The movie moves right along and the degeneration of the brothers is well expressed. Megan Ward had a chance in a supporting role here, but she failed miserably, possibly because how could she feel any connection with a role that made her the quasi-tolerant, quasi-suffering wife of a man who makes his living pandering to lust (and indulging his own) while smoking, drinking and snorting anything he can get his hands on?Read more ›