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The People Vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

Woody Harrelson , Courtney Love , Milos Forman  |  R |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton, James Cromwell
  • Directors: Milos Forman
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • DVD Release Date: December 7, 2010
  • Run Time: 129 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00441GYZ6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,137 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Two-time Oscar winner Milos Forman (Amadeus, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) directs Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love and Edward Norton in this "smart, funny, shamelessly entertaining" film called "a blazing triumph" by the New York Times. Based on the true story of the notorious Hustler publisher who was sued by the Religious Right and paralyzed by a fanatic's bullet, THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT is a stranger-than-fiction comedy about one man's outrageous public persona and eccentric private life. Chronicling Flynt's raunchy business savvy, his wildly unconventional marriage and his infamous courtroom antics, THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT is "the most scintillating and outrageous message movie of the decade. An ultra-pop masterpiece!" Playboy Magazine.

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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Try watching a little more objectively... October 24, 1999
It's sad to discover that *some* people (who have posted reviews here) have overlooked the merits of this film... and focused only on Larry Flynt as a man. Well, listen up... a movie is not WHAT it's about, but HOW it's about it!
Don't complain about the actions of Mr. Flynt in the movie... after all, he (Flynt) overlooked the production... he really did those things. Perhaps Milos Forman should've CHANGED the events somehow? No!
This film is essentially a sad love story. Nevermind the politics and Ammendement speeches... what we have here is a destructive relationship in the vein of Sid Viscious and Nancy Spungen. It is masterfully directed, beautiful to look at, and deeply engrossing.
Whatever your feelings about Flynt, remember that he did play an important role in our era. Think he's a horrible person? You probably won't get an argument from him, as this film demonstrates.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great movie finally gets solid bonus material May 10, 2003
"The People vs. Larry Flynt" has long languished in a no-frill, barebone widescreen edition. Now Columbia has finally released a Special Edition that includes bonus material that fans of the film can appreciate: two full-length commentary tracks (both free of the excessive "back-patting" that other commentary tracks devolve into), a pair of interesting deleted scenes (though they are very brief, they include commentary), and some other bells and whistles.
The featurettes deserve a special kudos as they're actually quite good, not the normal fluff studios usually put in DVDs. Both were produced in 2003 for the Special Edition and allow the interviewees to reflect on the entire production and theatrical life of the movie and the backlash it recieved from the Left. The interviewees include Foreman, Flynt, Harrelson, the producers, screenwriters, and as a commendable surprise, Rev. Jerry Falwell himself. The featurette on Larry Flynt's life (narrated by Dennis Hopper) gives a brief synopsis of Flynt's entire life -filling in areas that the movie did not cover (like his service in the Army and Navy) and putting the events of the movie in actual chronological order -making it interesting to compare to how the movie interprets the truth.
As for the movie itself, I would recommend that you rent a movie before buying a more expensive "special edition." I personally enjoyed it a lot when it was theaters. Milos Forman's style is very visual, and he's able to keep his subject at enough distance to allow the audience to make up their own minds about him. Harrelson's performance is top notch (he recieved an Oscar nomination) and the rest of the cast definitely fits the bill. It stands alongside Forman's Amadeus and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT! November 26, 2005
By VD2400
I love this movie, and I recommend this movie to anyone that does not like Larry Flynt-it has the potential to change your opinion. This movie was tongue in cheek, and it was tragic. This wonderfully directed and acted movie will show people that Larry Flynt may not be the most moral person (in some people's minds), but it shows that he has fought for every American's rights.

Courtney Love blew me away as Larry Flynt's late wife. Every movie I've seen with her, she proves that she has a talent, and this movie let her shine with her acting ability.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly enGROSSing Film. December 20, 2001
By Hillary
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WOW!! Here's a film that takes completely unsympathetic characters, and yet, makes us care about them. No small task for Milos Forman as director, but casting this film with Woody Harrelson and Courtney Love as Larry and Althea Flynt respectively, was sheer brilliance.

Woody Harrelson gives a knockout performance as formidable pornographer and publisher of the controversial "Hustler" Magazine. We meet him as a little backwoods boy selling moonshine with his brother, then a grown-up Larry selling a peek at bare-naked ladies, first in the flesh, and later in print, as he starts his publishing empire with his brother. I thought that casting Woody's REAL life brother, Brett Harrelson, as his brother in the movie, was a terrific touch.

Speaking of authenticity, a role has never been so perfect for anyone like the role of Althea Flynt was for actress/musician Courtney Love. I think she is a fascinating dynamic personality, and that works for her extraordinarily well on the screen here. From the moment she saunters out onto the stage to strip for Larry in the beginning, and for every moment she appears on screen through the end, she is truly mesmerizing and captivating. Love accurately captures the innate self-destructiveness of Althea that comes to fruition once Larry is paralyzed. When he recieves heavy narcotic pain killers by injection, she decides to partake as well, while injecting him. We have to assume she was seeking a substitute for the physical pleasures she and a paralyzed Larry, could no longer share. A little timeline shows us how several years go by. When the bedroom vault they've been holed up in opens, Althea is a stumbling, drug addicted, disheveled, punk caricature of her former attractive strong self.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ha, this film just rules! May 1, 2004
Larry Flynt is a sleaze, and he's not afraid to exlpoit that fact. The People Vs. Larry Flynt doesn't make him look like a saint, as some have said. Milos Forman is a great director, and he takes this material and turns it into a very compelling look at a man, (who is very sleazy, mind you), that cared immensely about the First Amendment and turned the judicial system upside down. (And made and spent lots of money!) Like it or not, Flynt is a crusader for free speech in the annals of American history. Great film, and FINALLY a great DVD. However, where's the Forman commentary?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
I am a sucker for a true-life story and even more of a sucker for an eccentric character. In this film, I certainly found a major eccentric who happens to marry an eccentric. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Author of Every Man Wants More Than One
4.0 out of 5 stars Great movie for teaching kids about the First Amendment
Although I personally find little of redeeming value in this movie, it's a classic Woody Harrelson great work, and the students in my undergraduate Media Law class invariably find... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mike Starling
3.0 out of 5 stars Formulaic, melodramatic, confusing, one-sided, OPERATIC.............
Given all those negative words, the positives are impossible to forget-------and the fact is that that REPULSIVE woman by the name of Courtney Love gives a fantastic performance... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Raymond Louis Llompart
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great copy
A great quality Blu-ray of a great movie, As i say with my other reviews, if you are a fan, you will enjoy this movie and the quality of the Blu-ray. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars New Age American Classic
A new age American classic! Hilarious, well acted, and a true story - starring Woody Harrelson and Courtney Love. Not for kids under 18.
Published 7 months ago by Kristen
5.0 out of 5 stars The Repressive, Controlling, Non-freedom People Versus
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