‘The Power of the Dog’ movie: cast, trailer, synopsis, how to watch, stream
As the 2022 Oscar nominations were unveiled on Tuesday, there was one movie that generated some buzz that, at first, might be unknown to some people (although there are some notable stars).
“The Power of the Dog” led the way with 12 nominations at the 2022 Oscars, including for Best Picture, and will likely be favored to win in at least one category.
The film has a score of 94% on Rotten Tomatoes and was well received by critics.
Here’s what you need to know about the movie that could be a big winner at this year’s Oscars.
What is “The Power of the Dog” about?
“The Power of the Dog” is a 2021 Western psychological drama directed and written by Jane Campion based on the 1967 novel of the same name, written by Thomas Savage.
Campion received a 2022 Academy Award nomination for Best Director.
The film tells the story of a charismatic rancher named Phil Burbank, played by actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who instills fear and awe in those around him.
Here’s how the rest of the story unfolds according to IMDB: “When his brother brings home a new wife and son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.”
The ending of “The Power of the Dog” also sparked a lot of discussion and debate.
If you’re interested in a more in-depth review of the film, click here.
Who is part of the cast of “The Power of the Dog”?
“The Power of the Dog” stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
Cumberbatch (Best Actor), Dunst (Best Supporting Actress), Plemons (Best Supporting Actor) and Smit-McPhee (Best Supporting Actor) all received 2022 Academy Award nominations for their work in the movie.
Other notable cast members include Phil Burbank, Rose Gordon, George Burbank, Peter Gordon, and Genevieve Lemon.
Is ‘The Power of the Dog’ on Netflix? Is it in theaters? where to watch
If you want to see “The Power of the Dog” before the Oscars, Netflix is the place to watch it if you have a subscription.
The film had a limited theatrical release last November and some theaters may still show it. It is best to check with your local cinema for show times.
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