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Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Director:
Steven Soderbergh
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Biopic/Comedy
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Mitt liv med Liberace
RUNNING TIME
118 minutes
Producer:
Gregory Jacobs
Susan Ekins
Michael Polaire
Screenwriter (based on the book by Scott Thorson):
Richard LaGravenese


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Liberace Michael Douglas ˝
Scott Thorson Matt Damon ˝
Seymour Heller Dan Aykroyd
Dr. Jack Startz Rob Lowe ˝
Frances Liberace Debbie Reynolds
Bob Black Scott Bakula
Cary James Boyd Holbrook
Ray Arnett Tom Papa
Mr. Y Nicky Katt
Billy Leatherwood Cheyenne Jackson

 

Review

Behind the Candelabra accounts the final ten years of Liberace’s life, as seen through the eyes of a disgruntled ex-lover. It’s a borderline caricatured, well-acted and quite funny movie in which a superb Michael Douglas conjures up the old virtuoso in all his glory. Director Steven Soderbergh is more interested in what went on under the sheets than on them, but I guess that's just a sign of our sensationalistic times. The film will be meaningful and enjoyable for anyone who isn't inclined to feel that it has an agenda. With an incredibly young-looking Matt Damon as the lover Scott Thorson (whose book the film is based upon) and a hilarious Rob Lowe as the couple’s joint plastic surgeon.

Copyright © 15.11.2019 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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