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De-Lovely (2004)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Music | 6 August 2004 (USA)
Inspecting a magical biographical stage musical, composer Cole Porter reviews his life and career with his wife, Linda.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »
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Storyline

De-Lovely is an original musical portrait of American composer Cole Porter, filled with his unforgettable songs. In the film, Porter is looking back on his life as if it was one of his spectacular stage shows, with the people and events of his life becoming the actors and action onstage. Through elaborate production numbers and popular hits like "Anything Goes," "It's De-Lovely," and "Night and Day," Porter's elegant, excessive past comes to light - including his deeply complicated relationship with his wife and muse, Linda Lee Porter. Written by Anonymous

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A love that would never die and music that would live forever.


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Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »

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6 August 2004 (USA)  »

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Just One of Those Things  »

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Box Office

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$400,001, 4 July 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,337,299, 17 October 2004
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Linda Porter was 8 to 14 years older than Cole, depending on the biography cited. Ashley Judd is 20 years, 5 months, 4 weeks, and 3 days younger than Kevin Kline. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Cole Porter and Linda spend the evening together she has her nails painted red, in the morning she has no nail polish on. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gabe: Hello, Cole. I let myself in.
Cole Porter: We're not late, are we? I hate to be late.
Gabe: No, no. We're fine. That sounded lovely.
Cole Porter: I hate funeral music. Though, under the circumstances, I suppose I should say my prayers.
Gabe: Why start now?
Cole Porter: Exactly.
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Connections

References The Pirate (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Weren't We Fools
(1927)
Performed by Kevin Kline and Kevin McNally
Music and Lyrics written by Cole Porter
Music Published by Warner Bros. Inc./Chappell & Co, Inc. (ASCAP)
Produced by Stephen Endelman and Peter Asher
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I have seen this movie four times!
15 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Even if De-Lovely is not historically correct, Kevin Kline's performance is outstanding. The music keeps your feet tapping during the entire film. This is a movie that despite Cole Porter's complex and tragic life, leaves you feeling good. Jonathan Price, as always, gives a terrific performance as Gabe. The idea of "having your life flash in front of your eyes before you die" is carried out seamlessly and even Ashley Judd, though miscast as Linda Lee, who was actually 8-12 years Porter's senior, is a delight. A special mention to the make-up artists, who do a fabulous job in aging the characters over several decades. I will see it probably a few more times....(the CD is also enjoyable. Who can go wrong with Cole Porter tunes?)


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