Movies visit the Family Entertainment Center for more entertainment resources
Browse by Title
Browse by Release Date

Max (2002)

Rating:R (for language)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:December 27, 2002
Running time:106 minutes
Cast:John Cusack, Noah Taylor, Leelee Sobieski, Molly Parker, Ulrich Thomsen
Director:Menno Meyjes
Producer:Andras Hamori
Writer:Menno Meyjes
Distributor:Lions Gate Films

Web Site: http://www.maxthemovie.com/

Description: A fictional story which is loosely based upon the post-WWI period when the young Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) was an aspiring painter with a love for the classical periods. Set in 1918, the tale is based on an imagined relationship between young Adolf, and an influential Jewish art dealer and teacher, Max Hoffman, who did not encourage the future Nazi leader's artistic abilities. A discouraged artist, who later scorned modern art, Hitler's interests turn elsewhere--to hatred of Jews, and to Germany's questionable future. The story presents the argument--could one teacher's failure to encourage a young man to pursue his artistic endeavors be part of the root of the terror that came? Would the Holocaust have been prevented if Adolf Hitler had never stopped painting--and thus, was able to channel his creative energy?

Movie summaries and listings powered by Cinema-Source

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Pin the Star on the Christmas Tree Game
Looking for a great Christmas game to play with your kids? Print our free Pin the Star on the Christmas Tree game for loads of family fun!

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Top Family Movies in Theaters for the Holidays
Taking the kids to the movies is a special family treat for the holidays! Don't miss 2014's best family films in theaters from Thanksgiving through Christmas.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!