Mysteries of Pittsburgh

Mysteries of Pittsburgh

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Cast: Jon Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Sienna Miller

     
 

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A recent college graduate desperate to have one last fling before launching himself into the real world falls into a strange love triangle with a charismatic couple in director Rawson Thurber's feature adaptation of Michael Chabon's freshman novel. Peter Sarsgaard, Mena SuvariSee more details below

Overview

A recent college graduate desperate to have one last fling before launching himself into the real world falls into a strange love triangle with a charismatic couple in director Rawson Thurber's feature adaptation of Michael Chabon's freshman novel. Peter Sarsgaard, Mena Suvari, Nick Nolte, Sienna Miller, and Jon Foster star in a film that was adapted for the screen by director Thurber.

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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh gained brief notoriety when actress Sienna Miller dissed her host city during an interview, replacing the first syllable of its name with a rhyming, unprintable synonym for "feces." That unprintable synonym could also describe Rawson Marshall Thurber's movie. Based on a book by Michael Chabon (Wonder Boys), The Mysteries of Pittsburgh should have had plenty of promise. That promise was strangled as soon as they cast the lead, a dullard by the name of Jon Foster. Foster is not a terrible actor; being dull is his biggest problem. But that becomes the film's biggest problem, because this snooze is supposed to be the pivot point in a love triangle involving two beautiful, dangerous, exciting products of the counterculture, played by Miller and Peter Sarsgaard. Foster's buttoned-up Art Bechstein would not interest them even for a moment, let alone enough to turn their worlds upside down. The extent to which anyone's world is rocked by these decidedly non-mysterious events is debatable. Art's narration, which fights to drown out the dialogue, is hugely impressed with the allegedly cosmic importance of his summer between college and business school, full of navel-gazing grandiosities like "And then it happened" and "To this day..." Art supposedly bewitches not only the glamorous rebels, but also his manager (Mena Suvari) at the bookstore where he takes a summer job, whom he boffs in all corners of the store -- quite improbably, given his general demeanor. That her character is named Phlox gets at the film's dabbling with counterfeit eccentricity; that their relationship logically began when he got his summer job, but is later described as having started in March, exemplifies how even the film's internal continuity was flubbed. Wonder Boys may have been a hit, but they could have called this one "Blunder Boys."

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/04/2009
UPC:
0625828483400
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
R
Source:
Peace Arch Trinity
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:35:00
Sales rank:
36,139

Special Features

Closed Caption; Behind-the-Scenes of 'The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh'; 'Based Upon the Novel by Michael Chabon' Featurette; Theatrical Trailer; Free Digital Copy of the Film

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jon Foster Art Bechstein
Peter Sarsgaard Cleveland Arning
Sienna Miller Jane Bellweather
Nick Nolte Joe the Egg Bechstein
Mena Suvari Phlox
Rawson Marshall Thurber Actor
Omid Abtahi Mohammed
Keith Michael Gregory Actor

Technical Credits
Rawson Marshall Thurber Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Maher Ahmad Production Designer
Omar Amanat Executive Producer
Deborah Aquila Casting,Co-producer
Michael Barrett Cinematographer
Thor Benander Producer
Pete Charelli Executive Producer
Peter Chiarelli Executive Producer
Wendy Chuck Costumes/Costume Designer
Claus Clausen Executive Producer
James M. Emswiller Sound/Sound Designer
Christian Hand Musical Direction/Supervision
Jan Körbelin Executive Producer
Gary Kosko Art Director
Peter Kostense Executive Producer
Khristina Kravas Co-producer
Michael London Producer
Jason Mercer Producer
Bruna Papandrea Executive Producer
Vicki Dee Rock Executive Producer
Theodore Shapiro Score Composer
Eric Sherman Asst. Director
Barbara Tulliver Editor
John Woldenberg Executive Producer
Tricia Wood Casting
Mary Ellen Woods Asst. Director

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mysteries Of Pittsburgh
1. Chapter 1 [10:14]
2. Chapter 2 [9:26]
3. Chapter 3 [9:07]
4. Chapter 4 [8:42]
5. Chapter 5 [7:48]
6. Chapter 6 [4:51]
7. Chapter 7 [8:51]
8. Chapter 8 [6:54]
9. Chapter 9 [10:14]
10. Chapter 10 [9:10]
11. Chapter 11 [4:52]
12. Chapter 12 [6:07]

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