MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 47 this week

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | Romance  -  7 June 2013 (UK)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 26,033 users  
Reviews: 139 user | 245 critic

Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (book), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $14.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Live Chat with Keanu Reeves

Join us at 9:00am PST to chat with Keanu about his upcoming film John Wick.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 08 Jul 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 13 Feb 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 10 Jun 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 13 Sep 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Behind the Candelabra (TV Movie 2013)

Behind the Candelabra (TV Movie 2013) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Behind the Candelabra.

User Polls

Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 37 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Bob Black
...
Lou
...
Assistant Director
...
Director
Tom Roach ...
Stunt Actor
...
Camera Assistant
John Smutny ...
Sound Mixer
...
Rose Carracappa
...
Joe Carracappa
...
...
George Liberace
...
...
Dora Liberace
...
Billy Leatherwood
Edit

Storyline

Scott Thorson, a young bisexual man raised in foster homes, is introduced to flamboyant entertainment giant Liberace and quickly finds himself in a romantic relationship with the legendary pianist. Swaddled in wealth and excess, Scott and Liberace have a long affair, one that eventually Scott begins to find suffocating. Kept away from the outside world by the flashily effeminate yet deeply closeted Liberace, and submitting to extreme makeovers and even plastic surgery at the behest of his lover, Scott eventually rebels. When Liberace finds himself a new lover, Scott is tossed on the street. He then seeks legal redress for what he feels he has lost. But throughout, the bond between the young man and the star never completely tears. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

"Too much of a good thing is wonderful"


Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 June 2013 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Liberace  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When the film was in development in the early 2000's with Robin Williams attached as the lead, Philip Kaufman was set to direct. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the film, there is an exterior shot of Palm Springs city hall which shows a modern dome CCTV camera. See more »

Quotes

Carlucci: Pig?
Scott Thorson: What?
Carlucci: Pig in a blanket, do you want a pig in a blanket?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.197 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

When Liberace Winks at Me
Written by Bobby Gimby and Johnny Wayne (as Jonny Wayne)
Sung by Peggy King
Piano Performed by Liberace
COurtesy of John Delgatto/Entrée Records & DVD
By arrangement with the Liberace Foundation
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Everything I like about a movie
28 May 2013 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of Steven Soderbergh as I find a lot of his films quite boring. But this film really blew me away.

It has everything I want to see in a movie: great performances, true stories, same sex love, a little bit of nudity, but not too much, truthfulness, warmth, minimum amount of violence and good cinematography.

I have a newfound respect for Michael Douglas, who becomes completely unrecognizable (with a little help of good make up) , gives it all in his performance as Liberace, and yet only just beat cancer a year earlier.

10 out of 10**


33 of 48 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Unimpressed with Matt Damon... naksu-298-415794
Someone explain to me why a 40 year old was cast as Scott? LynneSin
Did Scott not want to take it in his ass? akshaymoturi
Anyone here been in a relationship with older men?! or older women?! ashl_777
The make up: How did they do that? cteavin-1
Matt Damon's surprisingly good performance pazmandy-szilvia
Discuss Behind the Candelabra (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?