Based on a book by Stephen Rebello about the making of Psycho. This film shows the relationship between Alfred and his wife, Alma Reville in 1959. She did a lot of behind-the-scenes work on his movies without the credit he received. There have been suggestions that it’s time for Hitchcock to retire and he’s having trouble finding his next film project. Everyone is against the idea of doing Psycho, even Alma thinks it won’t work or be a success. There is a lot riding on this film, they have mortgaged their house for the financing. Hitchcock becomes obsessed with the movie and dreams about it too.
Interesting to see the inspiration for Psycho and Hitchcock as a director plus his personal life. Hopkins looks nothing like himself and Mirren gives a strong performance. I don’t know how much is based on fact but this is entertainment not Wikipedia. 3 ½* (I liked this movie)
98 min, Drama directed by Sacha Gervasi, Ryan Murphy with Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, James, D’Arcy, Jessica Biel, Danny Huston Toni Collette, Ralph Macchio.
Note: Blockbuster 3 ½*, imdb 6.9 out of 10, 63% critic 61% audience on Rotten Tomatoes.