Monday, 5 May 2014

Movie review - Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Behind the Candelabra (2013) / biography, drama

Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Screenplay by Richard LaGravenese
Based on Behind the Candelabra: My Life with Liberace by Scott Thorson Alex Thorleifson
Produced by Gregory Jacobs, Susan Ekins and Michael Polaire
Starring: Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Dan Aykroyd, Scott Bakula, Rob Lowe, Debbie Reynolds, Boyd Holbrook, Tom Papa, Nicky Katt, Cheyenne Jackson, Paul Reiser
Trailer: click.

Love story and a stylish loneliness.

Movie about the last ten years in the life of pianist Liberace (Michael Douglas) and the secret affair he had with the younger Scott Thorson (Matt Damon), based on Thorson’s memoir.

The film is not only a story about two guys that fall in love but also a portrait of celebrity loneliness. Michael Douglas and Matt Damon performances were great and definitely a reason why you shoud watch the film! It has a good pace, interesting yet simple strory, you get to know the characters, atmosphere, costume, make-up and cinematography are excellent. Maybe there could have been more music but otherwise it's very stylish, entertaining and watchable film. 4/5

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