The King

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  107 min.
In theatres:
July 13, 2018 - Toronto
August 3, 2018 - Vancouver
August 15, 2018 - Guelph
August 17, 2018 - Waterloo

Current rating: Rating: 1.00
based on 4 votes and 2 reviews
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Cast: Alec Baldwin, Ethan Hawke, Ashton Kutcher, Mike Myers

Synopsis

Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki takes a road trip across America in Elvis Presley's 1963 Rolls Royce, 40 years after the superstar's death. He explores how a country boy lost his authenticity and became a king, while his country lost her democracy and became an empire.

Drawing on the theme that the American dream is a fantasy for some and a nightmare for others, it takes a hard look at America and where it's headed. Alec Baldwin talks about the sad state of the U.S. today, while the film suggests that America is bloated, addicted, self-destructive and going through the motions, coasting on their legend, much like Elvis did.

Director: Eugene Jarecki
Studio: levelFILM
Producer(s): Eugene Jarecki, Christopher Frierson, Georgina Hill, David Kuhn, Christopher St. John
Screenplay: Eugene Jarecki, Christopher St. John

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  • 1 star "The rating is just for the trailer. I'm a huge Elvis fan but this approach to his story is not likely to interest me based upon the trailer."
  • 1 star "With a title like The King, you'd expect it to be about Elvis. Okay, there's some Elvis stuff in there, but only to show how America is bad. If I wanted to watch Anti-America propaganda, I wouldn't pay and go to a theatre voluntarily."
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