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Director  Christopher Menaul
Initial DVD release  February 20, 2001
Country  United States
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Biography, Drama
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Language  English
The Passion of Ayn Rand (film) movie poster
Release date  May 30, 1999
Based on  The Passion of Ayn Rand  by Barbara Branden
Writer  Barbara Branden (book), Howard Korder (screenplay), Mary Gallagher (screenplay)
Nominations  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Cast  Helen Mirren (Ayn Rand), Eric Stoltz (Nathaniel Branden), Julie Delpy (Barbara Branden), Peter Fonda (Frank O'Connor)
Similar movies  Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (1997)

The Passion of Ayn Rand is a 1999 television film directed by Christopher Menaul. It is based on the book of the same name by Barbara Branden (one of Rand's former associates and Nathaniel Branden's first wife). The screenplay is written by Howard Korder and Mary Gallagher.

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The film stars Helen Mirren as philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand, who engages in an affair with Nathaniel Branden, played by Eric Stoltz, a psychologist who is 25 years younger than her. Branden built up an institute to spread Rand's ideas, but the two eventually had a falling out. The film also stars Julie Delpy as Branden's wife, Barbara, and Peter Fonda as Rand's husband Frank O'Connor.

The Passion of Ayn Rand received moderately positive reviews from critics.

Helen mirren wins emmy award for the passion of ayn rand


Critical reception

Based on reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an overall approval rating from critics of 80%, with an average score of 6.8/10. Writing in Variety, David Kronke called the film "an ambitious, visually sumptuous attempt to depict a bizarre element of a controversial personality's life". Kronke went on to say, "Unfortunately, its insistence on maintaining a detached point of view towards its characters – or, rather, no point of view at all, as the filmmakers seem reticent to offend either Rand fans or detractors – renders it dramatically inert."

References

The Passion of Ayn Rand (film) Wikipedia
The Passion of Ayn Rand (film) IMDb The Passion of Ayn Rand (film) themoviedb.org


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