Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (Blu-ray)

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George Clooney (Ocean's Thirteen, Up in the Air) makes his directorial debut and stars alongside Drew Barrymore (He's Just Not That Into You), Sam Rockwell (Iron Man 2) and Julia Roberts (Eat Pray Love) in the comedy thriller that poses an irresistible question: What would happen if a wildly successful TV producer was also a top secret CIA assassin? While a maverick creator of America's favorite game shows gains notoriety for his smash television hits, he is also drawn into a shadowy world of danger as a covert government operative! But soon his double life begins to spiral out of control. Based on Chuck Barris's cult classic autobiography, this entertaining comedy is a killer hit!


Studio Lions Gate
SKU 223716136
UPC 031398145691
UPC 14 00031398145691
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 10/9/2012
Rating Rating
Black Comedy
Television Personalities
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note George Clooney makes his directorial debut with this frenetic, visually dazzling black comedy. Based on notorious television producer Chuck Barris' "unauthorized autobiography," Clooney's film reinforces Barris' outlandish claim that he lived a secret life as a hitman for the CIA. Sam Rockwell stars as Barris, a fresh-faced dreamer who moves to New York to find success in television. Pretty soon, he's written a hit song ("Palisades Park"), has shacked up with the ultra-peppy Penny (Drew Barrymore), and has his first successful game show, THE DATING GAME. But as if that weren't enough excitement, he is soon recruited by CIA Special Agent Jim Byrd (Clooney) to become a hired killer for the federal government. As Barris' subsequent shows (THE NEWLYWED GAME, THE GONG SHOW) take off, the conflicted producer uses them as a front for his undercover job, chaperoning winning couples all over the world while performing his deadly duties after hours. Along the way, he meets a shady cast of characters--including a sultry assassin (Julia Roberts)--who threatens to blow his cover and ruin his television career forever. Adapted by the daring and mischievous Charlie Kaufman, Clooney's film features yet another electrifying performance from Rockwell (LAWN DOGS, SAFE MEN).
USA Today "...It is a mesmerizing movie....There is some inspired and innovative camerawork and nimble editing in CONFESSIONS..." 12/31/2002 p.6D
Variety "...A powerful and creative film....Rockwell displays a virtuoso's range of emotions and states of mind with a keen instinct for going against expectation..." 12/02/2002 p.39
Entertainment Weekly "...Sharp, funny, unreasonably compelling..." 01/10/2003 p.49
Rolling Stone "...Clooney fashions a style all his own: visceral, vital and churning with off-the-wall ideas....You can feel his joy in it..." 02/06/2003 p.67
Box Office "...George Clooney's assured directorial debut spins this bizarre premise into one of the year's most weirdly engaging and unpredictable character pieces..." 03/01/2003 p.59
Sight and Sound "...Sam Rockwell gives a finely modulated performance of perpetually shifting nuance....Clooney responds to the challenges of the script by giving the film swagger and verve..." 03/01/2003 p.36-7
Movieline's Hollywood Life "...MIND is cutting, bold and ultimately puppy-dog eyed..." 09/01/2003 p.118
Uncut "Slick, entertaining debut from first-time director George Clooney..." 01/01/2004 p.142
George Clooney
Drew Barrymore
Julia Roberts
Cast & Crew
Rutger Hauer - Star
Sam Rockwell - Star
Maggie Gyllenhaal - Star
Drew Barrymore - Star
Julia Roberts - Star
George Clooney - Star
Chuck Barris - Source Writer
Brad Pitt - Cameo
Newton Thomas Sigel - Director of Photography
Andrew Lazar - Producer
Alex Wurman - Composer
Charlie Kaufman - Screenwriter
Matt Damon - Cameo
George Clooney - Director
Steven Soderbergh - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2002
UPC 00031398145691
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 114 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen, English, Subtitled, Spanish
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
New York Daily News One of the Best Films of the Year!

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