Al Pacino, left, and Christopher Plummer in a scene from "Danny Collins." (AP/Bleecker Street Media, Hopper Stone)
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"I was the real thing once," Al Pacino's rock star protagonist Danny Collins opines in a moment of late-in-life crisis.It's true, the movie, also called "Danny Collins," opens with a 1971-set prologue where a young, "The Panic in Needle Park"-era Pacino lookalike sits, trembling, for what looks like his first interview. Despite some preposterous plot contrivances, "Danny Collins" coasts along with just the right mix of charisma, schlock and genuine humor – much of which comes from Pacino and Plummer."Danny Collins" gets the point across without pretention.
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