Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
  • R
  • 2h 1m
  • 2006
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Set in New York in the late 1950s, the biographical drama Fur explores an unlikely romance that leads Diane Arbus (Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman - The Hours, Birth) into a strange new world, sparking her evolution into one of the most provocative and visionary photographers of all time. As a photographer, she seeks out "the forbidden" in New York City's most sordid haunts, transmuting her own terror into art. Her unsettling photographs make people see what they would otherwise turn away from: the normalcy in life's freaks, and the freakishness in normal people.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten32%
Critics Consensus: This portrait of a groundbreaking photographer lacks the daring of its subject.
Reviews
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Rotten

An interestingly designed but inescapably pointless film.

June 21, 2017
BBC.com
Stella Papamichael
Fresh

Certainly the film isn't without its flaws. Then again, perfection is in the eye of beholder.

June 21, 2017
Globe and Mail
Rick Groen
Rotten

Don't be fooled for a second by that subtitle. Fur bills itself as An Imaginary Portrait of Diane...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Biopic is smart, but leaves questions unanswered.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this mature biopic about edgy photographer Diane Arbus isn't for kids. It includes explicit nudity (body parts and full frontal at a nudist community), and some sexual activity. The subjects of Arbus' photos include unusual fringe characters like sex workers, dwarfs, giants, twins, and nudists. Characters discuss adultery, depression, sexual desire, and suicide (one character kills himself); children worry about their mother's absences from home. Characters smoke cigarettes and do plenty of social drinking. Language includes at least five uses of "f--k."

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:November 10, 2006
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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