#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Real life proves to be just as dramatic off-screen as it does on it for aging Hollywood superstar Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) and her much younger lover, Peter Turner (Jamie Bell). As their mismatched romance waxes and wanes over time, events conspire to keep them in each other’s lives even when it proves to be difficult and demanding. Ultimately, they find that they must each come to terms with whatever fate they face in the future whether they are together or apart.
Plot: Liverpool, 1978: What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme-fatale, the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame, and her young lover, British actor Peter Turner, quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort.
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Film quality hasn’t died
With such a great cast (Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Kenneth Cranham, Stephen Graham, Vanessa Redgrave and Frances Barber) and a fascinating subject matter detailing a passionate true-life romance concerning film noir icon Gloria Grahame and jobbing actor Peter Turner, ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ intrigued me.
On the most part, while not perfect, ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ did not disappoint and did its subject justice. There wasn’t much to criticise for me actually, though the quality of the production values left me torn. On one hand, there’s lovely costumes and very handsome photography. On the other, some of the sets are garish and lack authenticity and some of the wigs are a fright. Especially Stephen Graham’s that looked like it came from an old comedy sketch on loan.
‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ however is anchored by Bening at her most fearless and vulnerable and her passionate chemistry with Bell giving the most mature work of his career.
Walters, Cranham and Graham are as expected first class support, particularly Walters. Redgrave and Barber have a terrific scene. Paul McGuigan directs with class.
The elegiac music score adds enormously. The nostalgic atmosphere is evoked beautifully, and the story, while slight, was easy to get behind thanks to the performances, the romance having the passion it does and the emotional resonance of when Grahame’s career and health ails. Can’t fault the script either, which is full of wit and poignancy.
In short, very intriguing and well done. 8/10 Bethany Cox
Annette Bening does amazingly well to suggest the American star
I never felt drawn to this and was particularly put off by a rather crass advertising campaign at the time of release. However, I do like Gloria Grahame and had originally missed the fact that this is based upon a true story involving her last years here in England with a young Liverpudlian. It is carefully crafted with a fine evocation of the time (late 70s) but it is rather slow. There must have been much detail in the original book that was perhaps not translatable onto the screen or was more likely repetitive. Either way although there are some fine moments, there is really not enough going on her to hold our attention. Annette Bening does amazingly well to suggest the American star and Julie Walters very capable as the lad’s mother while Vanessa Redgrave is good in a cameo as Gloria’s mother in the US. Unfortunately Jamie Bell is barely adequate and not at all convincing and it is particularly worrying that the big Romeo and Juliet scene towards the end is so underplayed as to have barely been worth the effort.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Romance
Director Paul McGuigan
Writer Peter Turner, Matt Greenhalgh
Actors Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Kenneth Cranham
Country United Kingdom
Awards 2 wins & 19 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Laboratory Molinare, London, UK (digital intermediate), Pinewood Creative Services (digital dailies), Pinewood Digital (dailies)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)