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John Steinbecks classic comes magnificently to life in this beautiful and stirring film starring Oscar® nominees* John Malkovich and Gary Sinise. Directed by Sinise from an adaptation by Oscar® winner** Horton Foote, this "flawless miracle of movie-making" (Susan Granger, "American Movie Classics") is a must-see for all audiences. Best friends Lennie (Malkovich) and George (Sinise) find themselves unemployed in Depression-era California, unable to keep jobs because of Lennies childlike mentality. But once they get hired at the Tyler Ranch, they enjoy a brief period of stability until their supervisors wife (Sherilyn Fenn) becomes the victim of Lennies compassion, forcing George to make a compassionate decision of his own.
I love Gary Sinese, and I enjoy this presentation of the story, but my students find it cheesy simply because it's an old film; they want everything to be action packed and blow up... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Marci
A classic brought to life! Seldom does a movie stay true to the book.Published 1 month ago by nddutton
This movie has the worst and tragic ending. The final moral choices of George are sick as he plays God and does not even try to seek justice.Published 1 month ago by Bruce C.
Great movie! The best adaptation I've ever seen of Steinbeck's brilliantly heartbreaking novel.Published 1 month ago by Comic Hound
I won't go into details, but wanted to add our 5-star review. Film is surprisingly good. Very enjoyable. Excellent acting, direction and cinematography. Read morePublished 2 months ago by ndez