The Phenom

The Phenom

Streaming Video - 2015
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Ever since Hopper (Johnny Simmons) was a child, he has dreamed of becoming a major-league pitcher. Relentlessly pushed by his abusive father (Academy Award Nominee Ethan Hawke), he's on the verge of becoming one of the game's most promising players when he unexpectedly breaks down on the mound. Now Hopper's only hope lies with an unorthodox sports therapist (Academy Award Nominee Paul Giamatti) who urges him to let go of the past so he can find success on the field.
Publisher: [United States]: RLJ Entertainment , 2015
Characteristics: video file
digital
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 95 min.)) : sd., col
Call Number: eVideo

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JackamoJames
Aug 08, 2017

Ethan Hawke is a fine actor..he seems to choose some very diversified films to be part of, perhaps its his way of growing as an actor?. This film is extremely slow, and NOT what you may think it is. Its a very deep personal story of depression and dealing with it, so dont expect a sports story. I can't really recommend it on my viewing as it did not hold my attention.

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chaliser
May 15, 2017

Is true, the acting, maybe due to an inexperienced director or a cut budget, stress on the... whatever, HOWEVER, has its good points. One scene is almost too well done- well acted that is, but it's verbal bullying and putdowns bordering on violence that goes on and on and on. How to survive that kind of stuff is what this is about.

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yontichat
Jan 06, 2017

I really enjoyed this movie - Ethan Hawke is a tremendous actor and his character in this film was so believable - this was a great film - you will enjoy it too -

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surrey10149
Dec 30, 2016

Phenomenally terrible !! Some pretty good acting..at times, by the three main characters...but even the "adequate" acting performances, and "stars" don't give this film ANY reason to be viewed !!

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Dadjoe1
Oct 09, 2016

If you liked Whiplash (Miles Teller and JK Simmons), you'll like this also: a father and son sad, disturbing, well-acted drama. Kudos to Ethan Hawke and Johnny Simmons.

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