The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game is a 2014 American historical drama film directed by Morten Tyldum and written by Graham Moore, based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as British cryptanalyst Alan Turing, who decrypted German intelligence codes for the British government during the Second World War. Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, and Mark Strong also star. The screenplay topped the annual Black List for best unproduced Hollywood scripts in 2011. The Weinstein Company acquired the film for $7 million in February 2014, the highest amount ever paid for U.S. distribution rights at the European Film Market. It was released theatrically in the United States on 28 November 2014. The Imitation Game grossed over $233 million worldwide on a $14 million production budget, making it the highest-grossing independent film of 2014. It received eight nominations at the 87th Academy Awards, winning for Best Adapted Screenplay, five nominations in the 72nd Golden Globe Awards, and three nominations at the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards. It also received nine BAFTA nominations and won the People's Choice Award at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival. The film was criticised by some for its inaccurate portrayal of historical events and Turing's character and relationships. However, the LGBT civil rights advocacy organization the Human Rights Campaign honoured it for bringing Turing's legacy to a wider audience.

Production: The Weinstein Company
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 46 wins & 155 nominations.
 
IMDB:
8.0
Metacritic:
73
Rotten Tomatoes:
90%
PG-13
Year:
2014
114
Website
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Joan Clarke:
Alan, what's happened?

Alan Turing:
[pause] We can't be engaged anymore. Your parents need to take you back. Find you a husband elsewhere.

Joan Clarke:
What's wrong with you?

Alan Turing:
I have something to tell you. I'm... I'm a homosexual.

Joan Clarke:
Alright.

Alan Turing:
No, no, men, Joan. Not women.

Joan Clarke:
So what?

Alan Turing:
I just told you...

Joan Clarke:
So what? I had my suspicions. I always did. But we're not like other people. We love each other in our own way, and we can have the life together that we want. You won't be the perfect husband? I can promise you I harboured no intention of being the perfect wife. I'll not be fixing your lamb all day, while you come home from the office, will I? I'll work. You'll work. And we'll have each other's company. We'll have each other's minds. Sounds like a better marriage than most. Because I care for you. And you care for me. And we understand one another more than anyone else ever has.

Alan Turing:
I don't.

Joan Clarke:
What?

Alan Turing:
Care for you. I never did. I just needed you to break Enigma. I've done that now, so you can go.

Joan Clarke:
[slaps him] I am not going anywhere. I have spent entirely too much of my life worried about what you think of me, or what my parents think of me, or what the boys in Hut 8 or the girls in Hut 3 think, and you know I am done. This work is the most important thing I will ever do. And no one will stop me. Least of all you. [pause] You know what? They were right. Peter. Hugh. John. You really are a monster.

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