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The Look of Love (2013)

 -  Biography | Comedy | Drama  -  7 July 2013 (USA)
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The life of Paul Raymond, the controversial entrepreneur who became Britain's richest man.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Ellis ...
Fawn
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Nick Hopper ...
Charles the Chauffeur
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Journalist No. 1
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Jean Raymond
Jim Clubb ...
Liam Turner
Sarah Lou ...
Liam Girl No. 1
Emma Williamson ...
Liam Girl No. 2
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Barrister
Raymond Waring ...
Reporter No. 1
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Jimmy Humphries
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Rusty Humphries
Frankie Thomson ...
Jennifer Gardiner ...
Revue Bar Cigarette Girl
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After the untimely death of his daughter, Paul Raymond reflects on his life. Rising from a mind-reading act, Raymond grew to have a fabulously successful career as an erotica magnate that would make him the richest man in Britain. However, for all his material success, Paul's appetites mess up his personal life, such as alienating his wife with his philandering. Furthermore, even as he challenged his society's sexual mores, Paul's relationship with his daughter proves troublingly problematic as she came of age. While trying to be the best father he could, Paul gradually comes to realize that his proclivities have impoverished him in ways that mere money cannot address. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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$5,105 (USA) (5 July 2013)

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$10,379 (USA) (12 July 2013)
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The film's working title, The King of Soho, had to be dropped after the threat of legal action by Paul Raymond's son, Howard, who was already developing a project of the same name about his father's life. See more »

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Expected more! 3/10
25 August 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Review: This movie starts off well but then it goes downhill once the relationship between Paul Raymond and his daughter gets introduced. The movie focuses on a period in his life more than his legacy, which is a shame because I found him quite interesting. All of the actors put in good performances and I liked the wit that was put into the script, but I did get bored after a while. Steve Coogan played his part well, taking into consideration that he is coming from a comedy background, but I was hoping for a deeper look into the tycoon. It ends without much explanation about what happened to Paul Raymond and his family and I would have like to see some real footage, either on the bonus material on the DVD or even at the end of the movie. I honestly think that the director cold have done much better with such an interesting individual. Disappointing!

Round-Up: Judging by the money that this movie had made, audiences obviously didn't like the directors interpretation of Paul Raymond's life. I hadn't heard of him before watching this movie so I found his story quite interesting. I didn't know that Soho had been controlled by one person and how the whole empire started so it was a bit of an eye opener. I would like to see a proper biopic though.

Budget: N/A Worldwide Gross: $16,000 (Terrible!)

I recommend this movie to people who like there graphic dramas about Paul Raymond and a period of his life. 3/10


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