DirectorBernard Rose Music directorElmo Weber Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateSeptember 12, 2000 (2000-09-12) (TIFF)
July 7, 2002 (2002-07-07) (New York/Los Angeles)
July 19, 2002 (2002-07-19) (United Kingdom) Based onLeo Tolstoy
by The Death of Ivan Ilyich WriterLeo Tolstoy (novel), Bernard Rose (screenplay), Lisa Enos (screenplay) CastDanny Huston (Ivan Beckman), Peter Weller (Don West), Kate Connor (Avery), Tiffani Thiessen (Marie Stein), Sarah Danielle Madison (Naomi), Sofia Eng (Anita) Similar moviesEntourage, Mission: Impossible, Ice Age, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Mission: Impossible II, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
After a hotshot Hollywood agent (Danny Huston) dies, colleagues scramble to dissuade clients from defecting from the agency.
Ivans Xtc (sometimes stylized as ivansxtc) is 2000 British–American independent drama film co-written and directed by Bernard Rose and stars Danny Huston and Peter Weller. It is based on Leo Tolstoys novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich and is Roses second adaptation of a work by Tolstoy, after the 1997 adaptation of Anna Karenina. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2000. It was released in the United States (New York and Los Angeles) on July 7, 2002 and on July 19, 2002 in the United Kingdom.
Update on Leo Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," set in contemporary Hollywood.
Danny Huston as Ivan Beckman, a successful film agent working in Los Angeles.
Peter Weller as Don West, Beckmans client.
James Merendino as Danny McTeague
Adam Krentzman as Barry Oaks
Sarah Danielle Madison as Naomi
Tiffani Thiessen as Marie Stein
Dan Ireland as Ted Zimblest
Lisa Henson as Margaret Mead
Hal Lieberman as Lloyd Hall
Valeria Golino as Constanza Vero
Angela Featherstone as Amanda Hill
Victoria Silvstedt as Melanie
The film was shot in 1999 in Los Angeles, using a skeleton crew and a Sony HDW-700A digital camera.
On its opening weekend in the United States and Canada, the film was ranked at #71, behind The Salton Sea, The Singles Ward and Beauty and the Beast.
Ivans Xtc received mostly positive reviews. On film aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, it holds a 75% rating, with an average score of 6.8/10, sampled from reviews from 28 critics. It scored a 67/100 (citing "generally favorable reviews") on Metacritic, based on reviews from 14 critics.