Me and Orson Welles

Zac Efron's new girlfriend is amused by his attempts at reading aloud!

Me and Orson Welles, or should it be Orson Welles and I? However, I am going to put the grammatical validity of the title aside, and concentrate on the film alone.

This film depicts Orson Welles’ now famous broadway production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, through the eyes of Richard Samuels, an ambitious teenager with dreams of becoming an Actor!

The real merit of this film for me was the stand-out performance by relative unknown Christian Mckay. He delivers an almost identical portrayal of Welles that is literally breathtakingly accurate. Richard Linklater (the director) probably thought all his Christmases had come at once when he found this actor. As enjoyable as the film is, without this powerful central performance, I would have been considerably less impressed.

Another treat however, was that to my surprise, the Star of High School musical and the dream man for every little girl across the land (some big girls too), can actually act. Zac Efron puts in a good shift with this film, and proves to all us cynical critics, that he is more than just a pretty face.

I would wholeheartedly recommend this film to anyone. It is a funny and engaging film that held my interest throughout. Zac Efron’s involvement will have introduced the genius of Orson Welles to a completely new audience, which cannot be a bad thing.

Book your tickets for Me and Orson Welles at the macrobert here.

If you have already seen it, let us know what you think! Also, it would be good to know where people stand on the Orsan Welles and I front.


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