Alfred Hitchcock is one of my all time favorite directors and I couldn’t resist the mixed reviews of this biopic. I picked up Hitchcock a couple of days ago and was automatically impressed by the casting for the film.
Hitchcock is a biography/drama about Alfred Hitchcock and the creation of the 1960 classic, Psycho. This film was written by John J. McLaughlin and Stephen Rebello, directed by Sacha Gervasi and stars Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, and Jessica Biel.
The striking resemblance between Anthony Hopkins and Alfred Hitchcock is astonishing. His portrayal of Hitchcock, in my opinion, is his best performance since Silence of the Lambs. Helen Mirren portrayed Hitchcock’s wife, Alma Reville. Hopkins and Mirren were a dream pairing in this film.
With Hitchcock chronicling the making of Psycho, the cast of the film were present. Playing the star of Psycho, Janet Leigh, was the lovely Scarlett Johansson. Johansson was charming and a fantastic choice for such an important role. Jessica Biel starred as Hitchcock’s assistant and actress Vera Miles. Biel was stunning and a perfect choice for the film.
The plot of Hitchcock was brilliant. It was great to see a biopic that follows not only a master director like Alfred Hitchcock, but the making of a classic film by that director. It brings to light the stress of trying to bring such a controversial film to the screen in such a conservative time. Hitchcock also shines a little more light into the marriage of Alfred Hitchcock and Alma Reville.
I loved Hitchcock and would recommend it to any fan of Alfred Hitchcock and or Psycho. There was not a bad element to the film. I give Hitchcock a 10 out of 10. “Good Evening“.
Official Hitchcock Trailer