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The Look of Love (2013)

The Look of Love

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy

Release Date

July 05, 2013 (Limited)

Duration

105 min.

Studio

IFC Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Michael Winterbottom

Producer

Melissa Parmenter

Screenwriter

Matt Greenhalgh

Starring

Story


Steve Coogan and director Michael Winterbottom ("24 Hour Party People" and "The Trip") continue their fruitful partnership with this epic portrait of the rise and fall of British nudie theater impresario Paul Raymond. The symbol of Soho, sex and sophistication from the swinging 60s to the 80s, Raymond almost single-handedly rewrote the cultural history of the UK with an empire of topless theaters and softcore magazines that would eventually make him the richest man in the country. Although often wryly funny, Coogan gives a touching dramatic performance that explores the champagne-soaked highs and the heartbreaking lows of a voyeuristic visionary.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..and it is ultimately more compelling as a long, colorful look at Swinging London in the 1960s than as autobiographical drama..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
“..the movie doesn't make any of this seem particularly attractive or even especially sexy..”
by Stephen Holden [New York Times]
“..a solid, straightforward biopic about a fascinating individual and his destructive relationships, with strong performances and a healthy sense of naffness..”
by Dan Jolin [Empire Magazine]