Omigod it was amaze-balls! The casting was spot-on; the acting was absolutely phenomenal and believable and everyone looked perfect!
I was especially impressed with the casting of the female roles, as they managed to find actresses who actually looked the part of the time-period the movie portrays.
Scarlett Johansson’s portrayal of Janet Leigh in the role of Marion Crane: the fear of the character as well as the apprehension of an actress approaching an entirely new role in cinematography is entirely apparent and beautifully portrayed.
Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock was an amazing pick by the casting director(s) and I applaud them not only in that, but in their choice of Helen Mirren as his wife, and self-admitted better-half, Alma Reville. Together they brought to life the story of director and wife as they changed the face of horror films in America forever.
I would recommend this movie to anyone, whether or not they are fans of the work of Alfred Hitchcock or the actors and actresses chosen for this great piece. The movie has a unique mix of drama and suspense, highlighted by the well-placed and well-timed comedy, and was well-worth the wait, time, and money!