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Beyond the Sea (2004)

A swooning study of "Mack the Knife" singer Bobby Darin (Spacey) specifically, and his relationship with his wife Sandra Dee (Bosworth).

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Consummate entertainer Bobby Darin (1936-1973) is making a movie about his life. He's volatile, driven by the love of performing, ambition, perfectionism, and belief that he's living on borrowed time. He begins in the Bronx: a fatherless lad learning music and dance from his mom. His career starts slowly, then "Splish Splash" puts him at the top of the charts and on "Bandstand." He wants to be an entertainer, not a pop star, so he aims for the Copacabana; then it's on to the movies, where he meets and marries Sandra Dee. After, it's balancing career, health, marriage and family life, balances he doesn't always keep. Throughout, conversations with his boyhood self give him perspective. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The voice. The passion. The confidence. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some strong language and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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29 December 2004 (USA)  »

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Bobby Darin Biopic  »

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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£179,558 (UK) (28 November 2004)

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$6,318,709 (USA) (31 March 2005)
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2.35 : 1
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When financing looked as if it might fall through just before filming was to start, Kevin Spacey persuaded Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns to get that studio on board by driving Burns around in a car and playing a medley of Bobby Darin songs. At some point Burns made an observation about Darin's singing. Then Spacey told him, "That's not Bobby Darin, that's me." See more »

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The song "Once Upon a Time" was published in 1962. In the movie, you can hear Bobby sing it on his wedding night to Sandra Dee in 1960. See more »

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Bobby Darin: [trying to date Sandra Dee] I want to send 18 yellow roses every day to Mary.
Charlie Maffia: You wanna send roses to the mother?
Bobby Darin: Charlie, you always make sure the mama dog likes you before you go near her puppy.
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"Andy Paterson and Kevin Spacey would like to thank the entire cast and crew from both the UK and Germany for their hard work and dedication. The film could not have been completed without their belief and effort. We are forever grateful to them for helping bring this film to the screen." See more »

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References Hud (1963) See more »

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Dream Lover
(1959)
Written by Bobby Darin
Published by Screen Gems - EMI Music Inc./Unichappell Music Inc./Alley Music Corp./Trio Music Co. Inc.
Performed by Kevin Spacey & The John Wilson Orchestra
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Love Affair with Bobby Darin
1 January 2005 | by (Southern California, USA) – See all my reviews

Imagine being witness to a celebration of the supremely talented Bobby Darin. Breathing life into this gifted entertainer must have been a daunting task, yet Kevin Spacey succeeded in recreating the musical high of Darin's lifework as well as allowing the viewer a glimpse of a vulnerable human being, not unlike the rest of us. I'm sure that by now you've read how Mr. Spacey's musical performance in "Beyond the Sea," was brilliant, and it was. What I'd also like to mention is the sweet tenderness he brought to the love affair between Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee; at times I felt like an eavesdropper. It was quite obvious in the way this movie was written, acted, and so beautifully directed that Kevin Spacey really likes Bobby Darin. In that, he struck a chord with the audience I watched the movie with today. We all really like Bobby Darin, too. Thank you, Kevin Spacey. Bravo!


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