Of Mice and Men

7.51 h 50 min1992X-RayPG-13
John Malkovich, Gary Sinise and Sherilyn Fenn shine in this contemporary remake of the beloved classic about a nomadic farm worker who looks after his dimwitted, gentle-giant friend.
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Joe MortonRay WalstonSherilyn Fenn
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4.8 out of 5 stars

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Enrique Martinez Jr.Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
A great movie based on a great book !
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I love the original book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and I am pleased that this movie stays very faithful to it's source material probably one of the best adaptations of a book to a movie. The movie follows the story of two friends George Milton and Lennie Small working on a ranch to make money to one day own a ranch of their own. The movie follows the book's story very well even taking lines directly from the book. The actors play their parts well except for Curly's wife who's personality deviates from the book a little but she gives a great performance. I love how the film takes place entirely in the farm and don't try to go somewhere else. My only cons with this movie was that I feel like the theme of loneliness aren't as present in the movie as the book. And also SPOILER ALERT ! I was very annoyed that the scene where Lennie, Candy and Crooks are berated by Curly's wife is not in the movie. That was an important scene in the book because it reinforced the idea that the barn and the farm are a microcosm. They characters act just like their book counterparts and all the scenes are played out really well. This is probably one of the best movie based on book. The blu ray also has a bunch of bonus features and looks great. I rate the movie an 8/10
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acwibwReviewed in the United States on December 1, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent teaching resource
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Love, love, love this movie.
I teach American History in high school. I try to bring the era under study to life for my students through the use of films that reflect the era. I chose "Of Mice and Men" for the Depression Era. The film reflects the struggles individuals face trying to survive. It also touches on the positive and negative aspects of individuals in conflict.
There is also the added benefit that the film affords cross curriculum learning opportunities to tie in with English Literature, English Language Arts when I ask for extended response answers during tests. It provides the opportunity for higher level thinking skills to connect the characters to individual traits and exploration of individual motivation for behaviors.
Having said all of the above, my students enjoyed this film and went home to share the film with their families. Several parents contacted me with praise for engaging their children where before they were ambivalent about learning history. It's a win!
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Rex BurgessReviewed in the United States on June 28, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Let's keep and protect the classics.
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I read this book in the late 1970's; this film with Gary SinIse & John Malkovich nails it. I hear that the cancel culture crowd is pushing to fade this book into oblivion. Nazi's, anyone? Why is that?!? Anyway, John Steinbeck paints a great but sorrowful picture of two guys working for money, grub and shelter on a ranch in the 1930's. George is the smart guy and his challenged cousin is Lennie. As they try to build and grow with new friends Candy & Crooks, the very unthinkable happens. Hope & then destruction. The book and this film will wind your heart up into a knot.
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rotrohaReviewed in the United States on June 17, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Dog Lovers...Beware!
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I am not familiar with the book on which this movie was based. The movie started out very slowly and I was losing interest fast. But what made me turn it off after 45 minutes was the **SPOILER ALERT** admission that one of the characters drowned four puppies from his female dog's new litter of eight and that someone else kept trying to get another guy to shoot his dog and even offered to do it for him. Plus, it wouldn't surprise me if someone messed with the puppy given to Lenny. I cannot tolerate abuse against dogs in any type of media, so I promptly turned it off before any other dogs were killed.
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Paul Yarnold. Ph.D.Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Platinum Standard
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This film is unmatched. After watching this film, I pondered what is "good" (i.e., right), and what is "bad" (i.e., wrong). I am happy to be a numerical scientist, because even though this film left me dumbfounded, it is OK. I simply thank God that I'm not in any aspect of the situation(s) portrayed in the film, and that fact makes my own miserable existence to be a cause for gratitude: which, of course, is appropriate. However, a pain has been imbedded inside of me for the characters portrayed in the film: evidence that I have compassion for strangers. Wow, what a film...
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Joe MReviewed in the United States on March 12, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
An absolute must see. In my top 10 favorite movies of all time
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This movie is awesome. The acting is just phenomenal and the story a true classic. Not a bad thing to say about the content of the movie. The only bad thing I have to say about the purchase is the DVD itself was not compatible with all of my DVD players. There was a disclaimer on the DVD sleeve explaining if the movie did not play correctly on your DVD you could go to the root menu and advance the movie from there but it was not an option really as it only allowed me to advance to special features of the DVD and not progress to a certain part of the movie itself. In defense of the DVD I should mention that 2 of my DVD players are off brand, cheapest DVD players on the planet. When I switched to my better quality DVD player the video ran great . With the cheap players it would freeze up and could not be restarted except from the beginning. These cheap players do play other DVDs without a problem though .
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M. Lee WhiteReviewed in the United States on April 5, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
It's no good to have a DVD you can't play
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I purchased the DVD version to show to my sophomore English class. When I tried to play it, it wouldn't play. It's a "different format." Needless to say, it did not meet my expectations. I think the seller should have indicated it was not a DVD before I bought it, but I can't get my money back now. From now on, I will read every single thing about a product. I had no idea there were different kinds of DVD other than Blu-Ray. It doesn't mention that it's a different version on the cover.
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Brenda GlassReviewed in the United States on September 1, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Very poor sound on this DVD Of Mice and Men
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I have been buying DVDs from Amazon for so many years. I've always been satisfied but this time I am so disappointed and a little angry because the sound on this movie is so poor that I have to turn the volume up 2 sometimes 32-38 when I watch everything else with the volume set are 12-14. It's only when there is conversation that the volume goes so low and then when another scene comes up the sound is so loud that I have to turn the volume down to 14 or 16. This is so unacceptable because I know this movie is not at fault but the DVD itself is the problem. I have watched this movie on television and on my cell phone and the volume was perfect. I guess I just got a dud and it really makes me angry.
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