An unfocused somewhat schizophrenic take on the British Hugh Hefner; Paul Raymond. Never boring but the lack of focus makes the viewer wonder if they're watching a biopic, a satire or a straight comedy while the film doesn't deliver on any of those genres. Coogan plays another version of Coogan (always entertaining) while the rest of the cast flounders in under written characters especially poor Imogen Poots.
Directed by Michael Winterbottom. With Steve Coogan, Matt Lucas, Anna Friel, Imogen Poots. The life of Paul Raymond, the controversial entrepreneur who built an empire on sex business.
Dans les années 1950 à Soho, Paul Raymond bâtit un empire de clubs de strip-tease et de magazines.
Basically it's the British equivalent of "The People Vs. Larry Flynt" but you don't have to hear a single fucking sound out of Courtney Love's stupid word hole, which is always nice. Am I right, Kurt? *looks to right* Oh my God! KURT! What happened to your face!?
well, the beginning has beautiful B & W cinematography, among the best I've seen recently. And Steve Coogan is really good. And Stephan Fry has a really cute performance. And I've gonna pretend like that was the whole movie for Mr Winterbottom's sake
A meandering biopic that fails to address the (very few) interesting aspects of its subject's life. The film also fails to use Steve Coogan's many talents, and almost traps him in its confused narrative.
Lo único divertido de esta película fueron las imitaciones de Sean Connery y, sobre todo, la de Marlon Brando en El Último Tango en París que realiza Steve Coogan. De resto poco que destacar, apartando el esmerado diseño de producción.