Anthony Hopkins plays legendary director Alfred Hitchcock and Helen Mirren is Hitch's wife Alma Reville in this witty biographical drama. As the 'Master of Suspense,' Hitchcock extended a powerful influence over cinema and generations of directors. He forever sealed his reputation with the release of his ground breaking 1960 horror, Psycho, one which turned the shower into an object of pure terror. Now Sacha Gervasi's affectionate film takes a peek behind the (shower) curtain, exploring the marriage between Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins) and Alma Reville (Helen Mirren) as it plays out against the backdrop of this cinematic masterpiece. From the financial difficulties that arise out of Hitchcock's decision to fund the movie himself to the pressures Reville feels as she supports her husband from the sidelines, Gervasi's film takes a fresh look at this monumental figure. Screen siren Scarlett Johansson co-stars as the unforgettable Janet Leigh whose role as the ill-fated Marion Crane was to terrify audiences worldwide.
Contains moderate horror, threat and sex references
Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel
8th February 2013
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It's a fascinating, darkly humorous look at one of the most famous filmmakers of all time.Cineworld Magazine
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