Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (review)

Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (review)
Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (review)
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This film is based on the author’s real experiences and shot in Cuba, including the Hemingway estate. It  starts promisingly as the young journalist (Giovanni Ribisi) befriends to the author (Adrian Sparks), who’s already famous and living on the island. The enthusiasm of their early camaraderie turns into a dreary drama, as Ernest stays drunk, depressed and suicidal. The backdrop of the country’s revolution promises a political layer, but it never presents much of a threat. The performances are fine, but when the darkness sets in, the film’s energy loses momentum. It may be of interest to hardcore Hemingway fans, but as a film experience, it’s a disappointment. NOTE: Look for Mariel Hemingway in a cameo as a dinner guest with bad bangs.


2.5 out of 5 stars (2.5 / 5)


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