The Time Being 2013 CC

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(70) IMDb 5.5/10
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A young artist (Wes Bentley, The Hunger Games, American Beauty) accepts a series of mysterious assignments from a reclusive millionaire (Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon) hiding a lifetime of family secrets.

Starring:
Frank Langella, Wes Bentley
Runtime:
1 hour 29 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

The Time Being

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Product Details

Genres Mystery
Director Nenad Cicin-Sain
Starring Frank Langella, Wes Bentley
Supporting actors Wes Bentley, Jeremy Allen White, Ahna O'Reilly, Frank Langella, Aiden Lovekamp, Gina Gallego, Mila Brener, Sandra Seacat, Megan Kuhlmann, Thurn Hoffman
Studio Tribeca Film
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Very slow unfolding of beautiful story.
Juzifruit
If you want to watch a sad movie, that is really slow and puts you into a depressed mood, then this one's right up your alley!
KLJones
Very artistically done - each scene could be a prized photograph.
mariu

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Robert Lange on March 16, 2014
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It started slowly and often annoyed me with it's stagnation and poor story telling in the beginning, but once they got to the point of the movie it really grabbed me. A telling tale of talent and artistic commitment over love and family commitments. There are some very rare people in this world who can create the great works of art and music, and this movie explores that talent and the often cold and heartless fact that you either commit or you don't. You either create or you don't. There is no happy medium and there is no compromise. Real and true talent requires sacrifice. Of life, of soul, of momentary happiness for the sake of creating something larger than ones self.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By mariu on January 1, 2014
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Very artistically done - each scene could be a prized photograph. The story was bittersweet and I can see where the average person would not find the story appealing - if you have an artistic nature - you'll love it. Excellent film!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Alan Bute on October 14, 2013
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This film is good for anyone that loves the world of art and artful drama. It has exceptionally fine actors with a well written story line. The overall texture of film is high quality.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Colette on June 11, 2014
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I enjoyed experiencing this movie. But to experience it, you have to suspense your analytical mind somewhat or you may ask questions ike "how could he have possibly made his money?" and "funeral pyre just outside the front door?"

But, if you resist the urge to take it apart its like walking into a dynamic canvas. Everything else is art! Frank Langelia is a master actor. Wes Bentley looks like a classic painting or sculpture. The director, Nenad Cicin-Sain has made recurrsive art. The spaces in sound (including dialog), tempo, shapes and color made me feel the context of the story. This film would have been simply engrossing with no dialog at all. Try watching it once, with the sound muted.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lover of Huskies on June 1, 2014
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What is life anyways? Why are we here? Find your answer to these questions here. It appears to be a slow moving picture at first, but that is the point... watch closely.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Donna Banting on May 28, 2014
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The Time Being with Frank Langella is a wonderful mystery. It is very simple -- no sex and violence. A very human story. Langella has always been a favorite actor of mine and it was good to see him in this major role.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By An Innocent Bystander on March 5, 2014
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Frank Langella has really matured into greatness. He was perfect in the role of the dying artist full of regret about how he lived his life. His role isn't fast paced, isn't chatty or overdone. Kudos to him. If you have an interest in life as an artist you should see this film. There are lessons.....
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"The Time Being" is a beautiful, mesmerizing film by director and co-writer Nenad Cicin-Sain, with great photography and beautiful, striking paintings, about two men: a struggling painter and a wealthy man (Wes Bentley of "Hunger Games" and the great Frank Langella) who are so similar and so different, at the same time. One person works for the other, doing some odd, quizzical things. Can one difficult person learn from the other? It is appreciated that director Nenad Cicin-Sain gave us a 10 minute bittersweet ending that many directors might have cut out leaving the audience to assume certain things. Great stoic acting, directing, and cinematography. With Ahna O'Reilly, Sarah Paulson, Aiden Lovecamp, and briefly Corey Stoll of "Law and Order: Los Angeles". So much said by the actors and so much visually implied in haunting shots. Watched it again and again. Highly Recommended. Five LYRICAL Stars! (Amazon Prime Video via FireTV. And yes, it is "Closed Captioned" in English. Time: 1:29)
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