Fading Gigolo Monday, 13 July 2020

Fading Gigolo

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Sex scenes, coarse language and mature themes.

  • The pitch:

    Where there is love there is pain.

  • Starring:

    John Turturro, Woody Allen, Vanessa Paradis, Liev Schreiber, Sharon Stone, Sofía Vergara, Tonya Pinkins, Jade Dixon, Aubrey Joseph, Dante Hoagland

  • Directed by:

    John Turturro

  • Running time:

    90 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)


    People are threatened with a baseball bat, accidentally hit with. Car crash. Yelling, arguing. Money laundering, organ trafficking, fascism, adultery, incest, bestiality, barbarism, murder mentioned. Blood/gore: Butchering cows, blood, bone mentioned.


    A man has sex with several different partners. Threesome, oral sex, undressing, flirting, kissing. Nude woman, topless statue. Low-cut gown, skimpy clothing, women in lingerie, shirtless man, cleavage. AIDS, gonorrhea mentioned.


    Alcohol (champagne, spirits, wine, vodka, hip flask). Bar setting. Smoking. Zoloft, Viagra, acid mentioned.


    F-words, a-word, sonofab*tch. Slang for genitals. Derogatory term for women. Religious references and exclamations.


    Prostitution, threesomes, sex, pimping, relationships, rare books, floristry, small business, infidelity, morality, massage, neighbourhood watch, Jews, New York City, jealousy.


    Deceased husband mentioned. Bar, courtroom settings. Dogs, pigeons, waterfall. Brief Hebrew (no subs).


    Sensual, sensitive, intelligent, wry, incongruous, warm, disarming, successful, charming, funny, touching, modest, oddball, sentimental, small, unassuming, breezy, absurd, quasi-farcical, slight, comical, affecting. Keenly observed, terrific performances, mature script, traces of silliness, unfussy direction, generous character renderings, upbeat jazz score, throwback feel.


    Uneven, lumbering, pretentious, odd, messy, inconsistent, unfocused, disjointed, contrived. Shameless vanity project, absurd premise, poor representation of females, mildly amusing, requires suspension of disbelief.

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