Time out of Mind

Time out of Mind

Oren Moverman (2014)

15 Certificate


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Richard Gere sheds all traces of Hollywood glamour to portray a homeless man negotiating the public assistance system in New York, while tentatively reconnecting with estranged daughter Jena Malone in this documentary-influenced drama. At first it's a stretch to accept the debonair star of Pretty Woman in such surroundings, but a drawn, slightly flabby Gere soon disappears into the role of an isolated, long-term alcoholic struggling to accept that he's reached his lowest ebb. Director Oren Moverman's often distant camera effectively visualises how such marginalised individuals pass unnoticed in big-city crowds, and while the film's deliberate pace and minimal plotting may prove testing for some viewers, it does convey the everyday grind faced by those on the streets. Ultimately though, as Gere opens up to washed-up musician Ben Vereen, it's a drama about the struggle for self-respect in the most parlous of circumstances, providing an ultimately convincing and affecting glimpse into a situation that few will ever face by choice.


A man finds himself living on the streets as his health deteriorates, leaving him with nowhere to turn. He tries to find a place in a shelter where he befriends another homeless man, who supports and advises him in an attempt to put his life back in order and reconcile with his estranged daughter. Drama, starring Richard Gere, Ben Vereen, Jena Malone and Steve Buscemi.

Cast & Crew

George Richard Gere
Dixon Ben Vereen
Maggie Jena Malone
Karen / Fake Sheila Kyra Sedgwick
Jack Jeremy Strong
Mike Michael Kenneth Williams
Art Steve Buscemi
Mark Brian d'Arcy James
Director Oren Moverman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: AltitudeGuidance: Swearing, sexual references.Available on: DVDReleased on: 4 Mar 2016