Thursday, March 31, 2016

Fading Gigolo (2013)

Director: John Turturro

Writer: John Turturro

Composer: ?

Starring:  John Turturro, Woody Allen, Vanessa Paradis, Liev Schreiber, Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara, Tonya Pinkins, Aubrey Joseph, Dante Hoagland, Isaiah Clifton

More info: IMDb

Tagline:  The oldest profession just got older.

Plot:  Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his "manager", the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.

My rating:  7/10

Will I watch it again?  Nah.

Man, I am so going to write, direct and star in my own movie.  John Turturro has a three-way with Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara!!!  Hell, even Mrs. Scorethefilm is on board for this.  I'll get to work on that first thing in the morning for tonight I'll dream up some scenarios.  I can work out the blocking later.  I really enjoyed this picture.  Woody is in full on funny Woody mode and that's great.  Turturro plays Fioravante quietly.   He plays well against Woody.  Liev Schreiber does well in his small than usual role (which I liked) and Vanessa Paradis is great as the woman who inadvertently sends Fioravante on a different path.  It's a cute film but it's also funny and soothing.  Woody needs to be in front of the camera more these days.  The dude's 80 and he's still got it just like the old days.

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