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Val (2021)

Directed by:
Leo Scott
Ting Poo

INTERNATIONAL TITLE
Val

COUNTRY
USA

GENRE
Documentary

RUNNING TIME
108 minutes

Produced by:
Val Kilmer, Leo Scott, Ting Poo, Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard, Jordan Winn, Ali Alborzi, Brad Koepenick, Tom Stratton

Written by:
Val Kilmer


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
As themselves Val Kilmer
Jack Kilmer
Mercedes Kilmer
Joanne Whalley
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Review

A fascinating look at the eventful life and peculiar character of actor Val Kilmer, an offbeat movie star of the 1990s. In this documentary by the filmmaking duo of Leo Scott and Ting Poo, Kilmer talks about everything from his battle with throat cancer, which has all but ended his acting career, to how he got into a career in the movie business, his marriage with actress Joanna Whalley, and being a father to his children Mercedes and Jack. The main reason why Val is such a rewarding and immersive watch is the vast amount of video footage shot by Kilmer during the course of his life, which is seamlessly merged into this tale by the filmmakers. Another reason is of course Kilmer's wonderfully optimistic take on life. Hollywood actors aren't always the most interesting people, but this guy is an obvious exception.

Copyright 28.02.2024 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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