Director: Sacha Gervasi. Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Toni Collette, Jessica Biel, James D'Arcy, Danny Huston, Michael Stuhlbarg, Kurtwood Smith. 98 min. Rated PG-13. Biography/Drama.
This was a strange experience. I was ready to give a NoMo score, mainly because even under heavy makeup, Anthony Hopkins does not resemble Hitchcock at all (far less than Johansson, whom in some scenes I could hardly discriminate from a young Janet Leigh); and also, a star-studded back story film of another film (even if its one my most beloved films ever), was boring and made no sense. But then suddenly, I found the incredibly well-orchestrated climax of the very first audience reaction to Psycho's shower murder scene, exhilarating beyond belief. Hitchcock gets a Mojo, for very personal reasons.
PS: Thank you, Maryam, for the recommendation.