A strong argument favors Gary Sinise's 1992 Of Mice and Men over the classic 1939 version that critics have historically preferred. As adapted by the great playwright-screenwriter Horton Foote, John Steinbeck's Depression-era masterpiece comes alive with timeless simplicity, more candid in language and behavior, and therefore more honest in its embrace of Steinbeck's beloved pair of lowly dreamers George (Sinise) and his retarded cousin Lennie (John Malkovich). On the lam, they find work as farmhands, joining a close-knit crew and trying to avoid trouble stirred by the dangerously seductive wife (Sherilyn Fenn) of the boss's sadistic son (Casey Siemaszko). There's not a false note or bad performance in the entire film; as veterans of Chicago's acclaimed Steppenwolf Theater, Malkovich and Sinise possess the compassionate chemistry that makes George and Lennie inseparable until the tragic, inevitable final scene. As director, Sinise serves the material with no-frills fidelity; it's easy to believe that Steinbeck would have approved. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a great remake of this title. I have not seen it , because it was a gift to my sister. She enjoyed it.Published 18 months ago by David Snow
Remember this one from years ago, glad I was able to find it here.this is a good movie for the young and old . John Malkovich and Gary Sinise really come through in this movie.Published 22 months ago by gus sowinski
My daughter has wanted a copy of this film for years, and has been unable to find one. I helped make her Christmas a little better by finding this and giving it to her.Published on Jan. 10 2013 by Gus