I thought the actors did a great job of portraying these real life characters. They looked the part and sounded the part too. I loved the scenery. I learned things about these three people that I didn't know. LDS history buffs may find this interesting.
This was literally an hour of three guys sitting around the fire talking. It isn't a movie so much as a documentary of sorts. Children will not be impressed by this movie. My teenager quickly became bored. Even my adult children were less than impressed. I think we all pictured something a little different. It might have been better if there had been some flashbacks to the stories the characters were describing that included movement and acting things out. Instead, it was just talking, talking, talking.
I think if you go into this understanding that it isn't a movie in the traditional sense, and more of a documentary exploring an idea of what would happen if these three men met one night around a campfire, you will enjoy it more. The stories shared were interesting, touching and religious.
Content: Some talk about polygamy, characters talk about cursing and swearing but you never hear actual words, some religious elements
Fans of the L.D.S. historically famous Porter Rockwell & J. Golden Kimball, will delight in this little known account of their meeting with Mark Twain! It was very interesting, yet, presented in low-key, relaxed production. It borders a Documental genre. This is not reviewed and rated as a movie.
The actors did a fabulous job portraying their characters. The setting was perfect. The only complaint I have is in the beginning of the film presentation, the background music drowned out the voices of the actors but it improved within a few minutes. The music score enhanced the perfect setting and was very effective.
This receives a Four Stars rating
*This DVD was a gift. I am not asked to give a positive review. This is my honest Review.
My first impression after turning this movie on was that I loved seeing some familiar landscapes. The inclusion of Bridal Veil Falls caught my attention, and I was very impressed with the cinematography. I loved the fall colors!
I’m not sure how they came up with the idea for this, but it made for an entertaining movie. I am familiar with all three characters, but didn’t know much about J. Golden Kimball. It was fun learn a bit more about him. I enjoyed the interaction between all three characters, but my favorite was definitely Porter Rockwell. While on the whole it’s a pretty light movie, there are times with high emotion. I really liked the ending where we learn why one of the men wasn’t there by happenstance. His reason added to his character.
This is a clean, entertaining movie that I'd watch again.