Fading Gigolo Saturday, 21 September 2019

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)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    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.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    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.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

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

  • LANGUAGE:

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

  • THEMES:

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

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

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

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    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.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    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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