Rent Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017)

3.3 of 5 from 533 ratings
1h 42min
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Synopsis:
Liverpool 1978: What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale, the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening), and her young lover, British actor Peter Turner (Jamie Bell), quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Barbara Broccoli, Colin Vaines
Writers:
Matt Greenhalgh, Peter Turner
Studio:
Lionsgate Films
Genres:
British Films, Drama, Romance
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
19/03/2018
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary with Producer Barbara Broccoli, Director Paul Mcguigan and Actor/Author Peter Turner
BBFC:
Release Date:
19/03/2018
Run Time:
106 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary with Producer Barbara Broccoli, Director Paul Mcguigan and Actor/Author Peter Turner

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Reviews (24) of Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Superb - Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool review by BE

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24/11/2017

Jamie Bell and Annette Bening give Oscar worthy performances in this wow of a film. May not be everybody's cup of tea but you'd be hard pressed to deny the brilliant performances. It was also a good representation of life and fashion in the 70/80s and I didn't spot any continuity errors! It was so much better than My Week With Marilyn which came across as artificial. The movie stayed with me long after I left the cinema.

6 out of 6 members found this review helpful.

A strange love story - Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool review by JR

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24/03/2018

If I didn't know the film hadn't been based on Peter Turner's memoir, I would not have believed in the love story depicted in the film. Although it's 1987, Gloria behaves like the characters in her black and white films - all boopidoo, pouting and winking and using a little girl voice to create her allure; which may have been acceptable back in the forties, but by 1987 was nauseating . Confusingly, the soundtrack, the clothing and interiors in the film are from the past, ranging from the London boarding house (1900s), the Liverpool house (1930s) Gloria's places in New York and LA (1950s and 60s). Almost nothing in the film gives the flavour and energy of the 80s. There are tantalising mentions of Gloria having seduced her step son when he was a minor before making him husband No.4, and confessions that both had had same sex relationships in the past, but neither is explored in the film. Jamie Bell is excellent, but a cameo with Vanessa Redgrave and Frances Barber steals the show!

5 out of 8 members found this review helpful.

I remember it well. - Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool review by JR

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03/04/2018

I was 20 in 1981. What rankled with me was Peter's stubble and short hair. Great pains were taken to make everything else period to 1979 -1981 but men at the time were clean shaven and had much longer hair, down to collar length or more. Peter's 2018 fashioble stubble prevented me from fully engaging in his character. Otherwise enjoyed the film. Quite moving, wanting me to learn more about Gloria's short life.

2 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

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