#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 1999, Claremont, California. Middle-class kids, in their 20s, talk trash, wave guns, hang out in a pack. Johnny Truelove, drug dealer and son of a underworld figure, threatens Jake Mazursky, an explosive head case who owes Johnny money; Jake responds by breaking into Johnny’s house. On impulse, Johnny and a couple pals kidnap Jake’s 15-year-old brother, Zach. Zach’s okay with it, figuring his brother will pay the debt soon. Johnny assigns his buddy Frankie to be Zach’s minder, and they develop a brotherly friendship. Zach parties with his captors as things begin to spin out of control. Group think, amorality, and fear of prison assert a hold on the pack. Is Zach in danger?
Plot: Johnny Truelove likes to see himself as tough. He’s the son of an underworld figure and a drug dealer. Johnny also likes to get tough when things don’t go his way. When Jake Mazursky fails to pay up for Johnny, things get worse for the Mazursky family, as Johnny and his ‘gang’ kidnap Jake’s 15 year old brother and holds him hostage. Problem now is what to do with ‘stolen boy?’
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OK Timberlake fans and haters alike, Calm Down! Largely regarded as “you know, that movie with Timberlake in it.” Alpha Dog was enjoyable. And Timberlake did a great job. He is definitely all grown up now. A strong supporting cast of Sharon Stone and Bruce Willis sure didn’t hurt. I loved how the cast worked so good together. They were very believable. The movie did a great job of showing us just how crazy and out of control a simple misunderstanding can get. Hopeful Hollywood does force Ben Foster down our throat! Small doses please! NOTE: Alpha Dog has a lot of language in it.
You ever have that dream: the one where you did something… You don’t know why, but you can never go back?
Alpha Dog is a filmic interpretation of the real life Jesse James Hollywood/Nicholas Markowitz case of 2000.
We are in the company of young dope dealers, a group of wannabe gangsters who ultimately are way out of their depth, whose decisions are so moronically misguided they form the basis for what is the tragedy of this story. Directed by Nick Cassavetes, the pic has serious intentions but never quite gets to reach the greatest heights for dramatic verve purpose. Yet for all that, after being in the company of genuine lost boys and girls, watching them as 24 hour party people bluster for majority of the piece, it means that once the tragedy strikes the film has done its job. It becomes something to last in the memory, where Cassavetes’ flashy techniques (split-screens – freeze frames etc) don’t detract from the harsh reality of it all. There’s a bunch of committed exuberant performances on show, with a roll call of then up and coming young actors to note. 7/10
Powerful movie filled with great performances
Surprisingly powerful film with strong performances from a huge cast of recognizable faces. Gritty and unsettling how far this “kidnapping” goes which hits home at the end when the audience is told what happened to everyone involved.
It’s a fact based drama surrounding a middle class drug dealer and his gang of 20-ish friends who kidnap the teenager brother of a client who owes them money and refuses to pay. Some big surprises in the acting department from a very likable Justin Timberlake and also Anton Yelchin. Ben Foster is F’n crazy but in an awesome way, he continues to impress me the more I see of him and then there’s Sharon Stone -Wow, crazy lady in the fat suit. As an FYI The F-word and its derivatives is said 411 times in this movie. 7/11/14
An important film that is emotionally heart wrenching and devastating
I attended the World Premiere of “Alpha Dog” at the Sundance Film Festival. This is a tough review to write because I certainly don’t want to spoil it. Someone said, “The film was amazing, heart wrenching towards the end, and very very well done,” I agree with that 100%. Especially the heart wrenching description. I’ll say this right now. Nothing, NOTHING prepares you for the climax of the film. And what’s absolutely amazing is that, being based on a true story, we already know going in how it ends. Can you imagine what an amazing feat of film-making that is? To make a movie, where many KNOW the ending going in, and yet walk away feeling so emotionally devastated and drained that it’s hard to talk about afterward?
I was blown away. Absolutely blown away. Even knowing all that I knew, the story, the actors, the characters, even knowing all that, the emotional wave that takes over and propels the film through its last act is just beyond any words. I can truly say that I will remember the ending of this film for the rest of my life. Throw away everything you THINK this film is about. Because it is not. I had absolutely no idea what was going to happen to me emotionally and I was absolutely devastated. This film MUST be seen.
My biggest fear is that people won’t go to see this film because of preconceived notions about what it involves. The other is that they won’t stay with it long enough to see the real story develop. In my opinion, this is not about drug dealers or white suburban kids acting tough or sex or drugs or a gang that lived lives of excessive behavior. This is not an R-rated Afterschool Special on the dangers of spoiled youth running wild. Or a bunch of kids who went bad. Yes, all these elements are there and play a part. But anyone who thinks that’s the essence of the story, and doesn’t give it a chance, will miss out on what I believe is one of the most moving and powerful sequences ever captured on film.
I’ll tell you right now that I was not expecting this film to turn out the way it did. I don’t want to give too much away, but director Nick Cassavetes has described it as an ensemble cast, and I agree somewhat. Nobody is really “the star” of the film. If we break it down into 3 acts, here is how I would describe it, if I absolutely had to answer that question.
ACT 1: Emile Hirsch — the story centers on him, to some extent.
ACT 2: Justin Timberlake — the story moves to his character. I was actually surprised at how his role begins to grow as Emile’s “diminishes.” Although remember, these are just very rough opinions on my part.
ACT 3: And THIS was the big surprise for me — Anton Yelchin. At one point I actually heard myself saying in my head that he is the star of this movie, if there is one.
I could go on…Ben Foster, Shawn Hatosy, Chris Marquette, Sharon Stone, Amanda Seyfried, Dominique Swain, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Willis…I put them in alphabetical order because it wouldn’t be fair to rank them. All turn in shockingly powerful performances. But the story is not about Emile’s character. It’s not about Justin’s character. It is about Anton’s character. That was the biggest surprise for me and I was not prepared for how emotional the film would get towards the end. As director Nick Cassavetes himself said in the Q&A after the screening, Anton is “the heart and soul of the film.” Just a warning…it is very hard to watch in parts. The bottom line is this: the first act of the film sets the scene for what these guys’ lives were like. The language, the violence, the drugs, the sex, they were all a part of their lifestyle and it is not sugarcoated. But more importantly, it is an assault on the senses because without it, the rest of the film — and the emotional impact it has — wouldn’t be as believable. You have to experience how sick these guys’ behavior was on a daily basis to appreciate and understand how sick were the actions they take later in the film. And it’s the actions that they take later in the film that are at the heart of what the movie is about.
The first half of the film is hard to sit through. But the second half makes it all worth it. You cannot get the goose bumps and feel the emotions and the heartbreak of their crime without knowing how depraved these guys were. It is a film with one of those moments — about halfway through the film, just when you think you know what it’s about, just when maybe you’re starting to wonder if it’s really going to be worth watching, that feeling begins to come over you. That feeling that says, “ohhh wait a minute. NOW I see what’s going on here.” Then the tears start to well up as you begin to realize what this is really all about.
Once the real story starts to unfold, you forget about the language and the violence and the drugs and the sex. Because now you have entered their world, and the emotional impact of what comes later is just heart wrenching. This is one of those rare films that deserve the label “important.” It is polarizing, to be sure. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea. But if you keep an open mind and are willing to suspend disbelief for a couple of hours (although, ironically, this is based on a true story) you will be moved, you will be affected, and you will be changed. “Alpha Dog” will do that, and that’s a rare feat of film-making.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 2 min (122 min), 2 hr 2 min (122 min) (USA), 1 hr 58 min (118 min) (Germany), 2 hr 2 min (122 min) (Argentina), 1 hr 57 min (117 min) (Sundance) (USA)
Genre Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Nick Cassavetes
Writer Nick Cassavetes
Actors Bruce Willis, Matthew Barry, Emile Hirsch, Fernando Vargas
Country Germany, USA
Awards 3 wins & 7 nominations.
Production Company Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
Sound Mix DTS, SDDS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Moviecam SuperAmerica, Hawk V-Series Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA, Modern VideoFilm, Burbank (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 3,236 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 500T 5218, Vision 200T 5274)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Hawk Scope (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI)