Kill Your Darlings

Rated R 102 minutes 2013

Young Allen Ginsberg (played by Daniel “Harry Potter” Radcliffe) arrives as a freshman at Columbia and immediately begins his transformation into the soul-searching poetic conscience of Beat-era America – a process that includes falling in love with his troubled roommate Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan) and touring the bohemian enclaves of post-WWII New York with his similarly inclined pals William Burroughs (Ben Foster, in an immaculate impersonation) and Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston). Neophyte director John Krokidas, working from a screenplay he wrote with Austin Bunn, makes Ginsberg’s college days as psychedelic as possible -- a kaleidoscope of sex, drugs, intellectual provocation, and old-fashioned undergrad pranks, keyed to ecstatic visuals and gorgeous sound engineering. Actor Radcliffe continues his ambitious exit from the wizard woods, with strong support by DeHaan, Foster, Huston, and Michael C. Hall as the odd man out. Something to howl about (100 min.).

Film Credits

Director: John Krokidas

Producer: Christine Vachon, Michael Benaroya, Rose Ganguzza, John Krokidas, Joe Jenckes, Stefan Sonnenfeld, Jared Goldman and Pamela Koffler

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, David Cross, Dane DeHaan, Ben Foster, Michael C. Hall, Jack Huston, Jennifer Leigh and Elizabeth Olsen

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