Human Capital Movie: Did He Lie to Raise up the Funds?
Marc Meyers is the director of the 2019 American-Italian drama movie Human Capital. The 2004 Stephen Amidon novel of the same name, which was also translated into a 2013 Italian movie by Paolo Virzi, served as the inspiration for Oren Moverman’s screenplay.
Aasif Mandvi, Paul Sparks, Fred Hechinger, Liev Schreiber, Marisa Tomei, Peter Sarsgaard, Maya Hawke, Alex Wolff, Betty Gabriel, and Marisa Tomei all-star in the movie.
When the children of two different families start dating, a horrible accident brings the lives of the two families together.
On September 10, 2019, the Toronto International Film Festival hosted the movie’s world premiere. Prior to being released in theatres on July 17, 2020, by Vertical Entertainment, it was distributed on February 20, 2020, on DirecTV Cinema.
Human Capital was initially adapted for the big screen in 2004. The book’s film rights were acquired by Elevation Filmworks’ Lemore Sylvan, who also hired Noam Murro to serve as a director. Stephen Amidon, the book’s original author, was chosen to adapt it.
In October 2018, it was revealed that Liev Schreiber and Alex Wolff had been chosen to play the lead roles in Marc Meyers’ movie. Marisa Tomei, Peter Sarsgaard, Maya Hawke, and Betty Gabriel joined the cast as filming commenced in November in New York City.
In December, Paul Sparks, Aasif Mandvi, and Fred Hechinger were joined. Bert Marcus of Bert Marcus Film and Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler of Maven Pictures produced the movie.
Did He Lie to Raise up the Funds?
Drew, a real estate agent who falls somewhere in the middle of that continuum, is portrayed by Liev Schreiber, a rare leading actor who can be as convincing as a genius or a meathead. Even though he is wiser than most guys, he cannot see the trap into which he is going to fall. Maya Hawke, the high school senior who is in a relationship with Quint Manning, the academically gifted son of a hedge fund investor, is Drew’s daughter Shannon (Peter Sarsgaard).
Drew has the opportunity to invest in what seems to be a financially secure venture thanks to this relationship, which results in Drew and Quint pairing up for tennis doubles. Unfortunately for Drew, he lacks the minimum $300,000 needed to buy one share—a man who is wealthy by working-class Brooklyn standards but poor by Quint. He therefore hustles and lies to raise the money.
- Liev Schreiber as Drew Hagel
- Alex Wolff as Ian Warfield
- Marisa Tomei as Carrie Manning
- Peter Sarsgaard as Quint Manning
- Maya Hawke as Shannon Hagel
- Betty Gabriel as Ronnie Hagel
- Paul Sparks as Jon
- Aasif Mandvi as Godeep
- Fred Hechinger as Jamie Manning
- Maxwell Whittington-Cooper as Brendon
- Alex Yiakoumatos as Manning Twin #1
- Nick Yiakoumatos as Manning Twin #2
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The average score on the 63 reviews found on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes as of October 2021 is 6.7%. Human Capital “merely rumbles when it ought to roar to life, but it remains a well-crafted opportunity for a superb ensemble to highlight its tremendous abilities,” according to the website’s critical consensus. The movie has received “mixed or average reviews,” according to Metacritic, which has given it a rating of 51 out of 100 based on 10 reviews.
According to John Defore’s article in The Hollywood Reporter, it is “engrossing on a moment-by-moment scale” but “doesn’t click together.” According to Noel Murray of the Los Angeles Times, every plot is “gripping until they fizzle out.” Wesley Morris, a critic for the New York Times, referred to it as “a character study that hasn’t done its homework.”
The movie is “a great study of characters being pushed to their limits,” according to Alan Ng of Film Threat, and “features a sequence of excellent performances.” Meyers’ fragmentary approach to Human Capital, according to Hannah Hoolihan of Screen Rant, “expertly weaves its plot into a riveting mystery that’s further heightened by great performances.”
Marc Meyers is the director of the 2019 American-Italian drama movie Human Capital. The 2004 Stephen Amidon novel of the same name, served as the inspiration for Oren Moverman’s screenplay. Aasif Mandvi, Paul Sparks, Fred Hechinger, Liev Schreiber, Marisa Tomei, Peter Sarsgaard, Maya Hawke, Alex Wolff, and Betty Gabriel all-star in the movie. Reviews have been mostly positive for Human Capital, though it has received “mixed or average reviews”. Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes says it is “engrossing on a moment-by-moment scale” but “doesn’t click together”.
Metacritic has given it a rating of 51 out of 100 based on 10 reviews. The movie is “a great study of characters being pushed to their limits,” according to Alan Ng of Film Threat.