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Bel Ami (2012)

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A chronicle of a young man's rise to power in Paris via his manipulation of the city's wealthiest and most influential women.


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Comte de Vaudrec
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Georges Duroy is a penniless soldier returning from war. He travels to Paris in a search for ways to improve his social and financial status. He uses his wit and powers of seduction to charm wealthy women. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Temptation. Seduction. Obsession. See more »


Drama | History | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexuality, nudity and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 March 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Bel Ami, historia de un seductor  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$38,018 (USA) (8 June 2012)


$119,919 (USA) (27 July 2012)

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2.35 : 1
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Holliday Grainger and Robert Pattinson also starred together in the made for TV movie The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007). See more »


[from trailer]
Georges Duroy: Why do you come back to me?
Clotilde de Marelle: I don't know.
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Bel ami ruined it
28 June 2012 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

Uma - never better grade 10+, Kristin - good as usual grade 9, Christina - very good grade 9+, Robert - painful to watch, barely 1. With his bland and totally misguided performance, he managed to ruin the film that would otherwise been good. What were those face expressions?!? Wasn't he supposed to be attractive, desirable, full of sex-appeal? Why no one told him that? Why no one told him that he's not playing a vampire anymore? In fact, it would be great if he played that Twilight vampire, here he obviously rehearsed for a vampire hit by the first rays of sun, just about to experience slow and very painful death. Exactly how I felt while watching him... And no, I don't think he's a bad actor generally, he was just huge miscast for this role. And you just can't have good movie with such a huge miscast in a leading role.

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