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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Who is Clark Rockefeller? Review

Article first published as Who is Clarke Rockefeller? Review on Technorati.

Movie: Who is Clarke Rockefeller?
Cast: Eric McCormack, Sherry Stringfield
Rating: 3/5

Based on a true story, Who is Clarke Rockefeller? follows the longest running con in FBI history. Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, the man that people knew as "Clark Rockefeller" brilliantly impersonated numerous people, ranging from a talk show host to a Pentagon Advisor before ultimately claiming to be the heir to the famous Rockefeller family.
The film is a story of the woman who married Christian Karl, thinking that he was the famous Clarke Rockefeller and bore a daughter from him during the 12 years that the couple stayed in the bond. The extent of conman-ship of which Christian was capable is evident from the fact that his wife didn't know his social security number, had never met his family and had never questioned his overly private life for twelve years. On top of this she earned while he enjoyed a royal lifestyle! The film follows the events that led Christian Karl/Clarke Rockefeller to kidnap his own daughter and then to the day he was caught.
While nothing exceptionally award-worthy, the cast has acted to the script. McCormack as Clarke was a disappointment as a slightly bigger and better actor could have taken the amazing storyline to a new level.
Who is Clark Rockefeller? is a different kind of film and hence deserves a watch. The fact that the story is true makes it more interesting. Truth is stranger than fiction more times than not!

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