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On April 8, 2000, aspiring artist Mark Hogancamp (Steve Carell) became a victim of a violent assault when five men beat him up and left him for dead. Following the attack, Mark was left with little to no memory of his previous life due to brain damage inflicted by his attackers. In a desperate attempt to regain his memories, Hogancamp constructs a miniature World War II village called Marwen in his yard to help in his recovery. Unfortunately, Mark's demons come back to haunt him when he's asked to testify against the five men that attacked him..
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Mark tells Nicol dolls cannot close their eyes. Yet there are some instances later on where Nichol has her eyes closed. See more »
[teaching Mark how to walk again]
One foot in front of the other. You got it, Mark. You got...
[Mark stumbles and falls]
It hurts like hell!
Relax, Mark, you got to embrace that pain. You've got love the pain. The pain is a rocket fuel.
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The movie making involved here is top notch all the way. Can't really say that it's an enjoyable or entertaining movie because it's a tough story to tell. Because it's based on a true story, I'm glad I saw it. If it were fictional, I'd have different expectations for the plot and character development. We're left wondering about certain characters and their backgrounds. But, isn't that the way life is?
I've read some harsh viewer reviews on this site and others. Many seem to think the movie is just too weird. They don't want to see a movie about a man who plays with dolls because he can't deal with reality. All I can say is that the top grossing movie this weekend is about a man who is king of an underwater kingdom and fights crime. Perhaps a lot of people have weird ways of dealing with reality.
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