The most unusual and enchanting musical in years, this cinematic ode to legendary composer Cole Porter is at once buoyantly fun and heartbreakingly beautiful. Oscar winner Kevin Kline (The Ice Storm) is perfect as the elegant and deeply complex Porter in a film that offers knockout performances from Natalie Cole, Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Diana Krall, Alanis Morissette and Robbie Williams, the melancholy, wit and style to burn! From Paris to Venice to Broadway to Hollywood, the lives of Cole (Kline) and Linda (Ashley Judd) Porter were never less than glamorous and wildly unconventional. And though Cole's thirst for life strained their marriage, Linda never stopped being his muse, inspiring some of the greatest songs of the twentieth century.
This is no tribute!
- De-Lovely review by CP Customer
By trying to modern up the songs of Cole Porter and producing something contemperary the whole show seems to have failed to me. I mainly put the blame on the arrangements which more pander to the artist than showcase the songs. A big dissappointment.
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A good story well told, thoroughly enjoyable.
- De-Lovely review by ND
I'll not plague you with spoilers but I will say that it's pretty surprising when Elvis Costello pops up.
The acting is superb from a very classy cast, the sets, costumes, oh blow this, just watch it, it's hugely enjoyable.
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