The Public

The Public

The Public is a movie starring Taylor Schilling, Jena Malone, and Christian Slater. In "the public" an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action...

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Running Time
2 hours 2 minutes
Jena Malone, Taylor Schilling, Emilio Estevez, Christian Slater
Emilio Estevez
Emilio Estevez
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Comments about drama «The Public» (179)

Daniel avatar

In "the public" an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place. The story revolves around the library patrons, many of whom are homeless, mentally ill and marginalized, as well as an exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians who often build emotional connections and a sense of obligation to care for those regular patrons. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, the Patrons turn the building into a homeless shelter for the night by staging an "Occupy" sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what's really happening. This David versus Goliath story tackles some of our nation's most challenging issues, homelessness and mental illness and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library.

Laura H. avatar
Laura H.

I have enjoyed it so much that this is my third time watching it. Next year I will probable watch it again.

Bruce Pierce avatar
Bruce Pierce

Firstly, the cast. They are all excellent and experienced actors and actresses and they did their job on the level that it should be done ! Starting with Emilio Estevez. His acting ability is great and he made 100% effort to role. Certainly one of his best roles. Jena Malone, who is absolutely amazing and most likely one of the best actors in Hollywood! This beautiful movie is made for everyone!

Tyler avatar

Words cannot describe the perfection that is this film. Emilio Estevez did a fantastic job! Solid cast, action, effects, everything.

Emma W. avatar
Emma W.

Saw the movie.. again and again. Besides the fact that the script is great, the actors are at their best.

Anna avatar

You're in for a treat! I honestly can't express the amount of awesome in this movie.

Megan avatar

The film is perfect! The story is great. The actors did a great job, especially Jena Malone.

Nicholas avatar

Amazing movie and I can't wait to see what the sequel(s) will provide for us.