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Love Ranch (2010)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  6 January 2011 (Netherlands)
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A drama centered around a married couple who opened the first legal brothel in Nevada.

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In the mid-70s, near Reno, Grace Bontempo runs the Love Ranch, a legal brothel. Her husband Charlie, with big dreams, a felony record, and an aptitude for spending and infidelity, is the brothel's public face. On the day Grace's doctor tells her she has cancer in an advanced state, Charlie takes on new client, Argentine boxer Armando Bruza, Charlie's ticket to fame: he hopes to promote a fight with Ali. Because of Charlie's felonies, Grace is Bruza's titular manager. With the IRS and the church ladies circling the business, Grace takes the manager's role seriously and, along the way, Bruza charms her. Secrets play out: is there love at the Love Ranch? How will Charlie respond? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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When It Comes To Love... Everyone Pays A Price. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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Rated R for sexual content, pervasive language and some violence | See all certifications »

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6 January 2011 (Netherlands)  »

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Havat ha'ahava  »

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$60,353 (USA) (2 July 2010)

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$134,904 (USA) (23 July 2010)
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Charlie Bontempo (Joe Pesci) says to Grace Bontempo (Helen Mirren) after she's criticized his hat: "Who do you think you are, the queen of England?" Helen Mirren played Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006), and also Elizabeth I in the TV mini-series by the same name. See more »

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After Grace kicks Bruza out of her car, she drives to his trailer park where we see a small satellite dish attached to one of the trailers, but mini dishes weren't used by private residences in 1976. See more »

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Grace Bontempo: Selling love will make your rich. That's what my mother taught me. Just don't put your heart in it.
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13 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie entitled "Love Ranch" is a drama based on The world famous brothel located near Reno called the Mustang ranch. The storyline is a thinly disguised telling of the relationship between the Brothel owner Joe Conforte, His wife and a boxer named Oscar Buenovena. Vicki appeared as an extra in street and casino scenes filmed in downtown Reno.

The film scheduled to be released in theaters on Sept 16th stars Joe Pesci and Helen Mirren and takes place here in Reno and at the ranch east of Reno (Ranch scenes for most part were filmed in Albq, NM).

Last night we attended a special screening of the film prior to its release hosted by the director Taylor Hackford (Ray, Proof of Life and others) The film while not as good as I hoped also was not as bad as some rumors had it. Overall if you get a chance worth seeing . The negatives I saw were considerable license took with the facts of the real story and the music used was terrible. Living in Reno the NM set fell short of the real location but if one not familiar with the territory it will pass. Pesci and Mirrin did a decent job of portraying the conforte couple was good I wasn't quite as impressed with the Boxer


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