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3.0
99 Ratings

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Directed by Paul McGuigan
United Kingdom, 2017
Biography, Drama, Romance

Synopsis

A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady.

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Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool Directed by Paul McGuigan
McGuigan, telling the story of Grahame and Turner in a way that’s psychologically simplistic and dramatically thin, makes his film timeless in the worst way: it has little to say about the era in which the action takes place, the earlier days in which Grahame made her name, or, for that matter, about today.
January 05, 2018
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The period soundtrack is a touch obvious; people literally walk through doors into their past or future; and a climactic scene that fulfills a lifelong dream of Grahame is pure cheese, though it may also be true. Contrivance aside, though, the movie offers a tough and tender love story that’s also clear-eyed about the multiple motivations that both deepened and muddied the bond between a struggling young actor and a former star old enough to be his mother.
December 28, 2017
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What of the contours of their sex life, which requires the navigation of numerous physical, cultural, and emotional differences between the parties? We never see either Turner or Grahame at work either, and we rarely feel the effect of this relationship on the remainder of their respective lives. Turner brings Grahame home to his working-class family, and his parents are almost laughably unperturbed by their son’s relationship with a troubled legend.
December 20, 2017
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