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Fading Gigolo (2013)

 -  Comedy  -  9 April 2014 (France)
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Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his "manager", the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.

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Fioravante
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Avigal
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Dr. Parker
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Othella
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Cee Cee
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Coco
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Cyrus
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Burly Driver
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Driver's Wife
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Yossi
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In Brooklyn, the bankrupted owner of a book store Fioravante is forced to close his family business. His best friend Murray tells that his dermatologist Dr. Parker dreams on having a threesome and would pay a thousand-dollar to have with her friend Selima. Murray proposes to be Fioravante's gigolo and they start a male prostitution business. When Fioravante meets the Jewish Avigal, who is the widow of a rabbi, they fall in love with each other. But the Jewish Dovi loves Avigal and will make life difficult for Murray. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The oldest profession just got older.

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Rated R for some sexual content, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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$180,801 (USA) (18 April 2014)

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$3,763,973 (USA) (11 July 2014)
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One of the few appearances by Woody Allen in a film not directed by him. See more »

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Murray: [Shomrim patrollers surround him] What is this? I think you've got the wrong guy. I've already been circumsized!
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Written by Norman Gimbel, Pablo Beltrán Ruiz & Luis Demetrio (as Luis Demetrio Traconis Molina)
Published by Words West LLC d/b/a Butterfield Music, Peer International Corp.
Performed by Dean Martin
Courtesy of Capitol Records, LLC
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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This Sad, Sweet, Funny Film
15 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, this could well have been written and directed by Woody Allen. It has the feel of a Woody Allen picture. New York, Jewish neighborhood, and John Turturro as an unlikely Romeo who will quite possibly win your heart. The longer you watch, the more charm you see in him. Woody Allen as Murray was, well, Woody Allen and if you are a fan, you'll enjoy it. I am. And I did. Perhaps the ending wasn't exactly what I would have chosen at first thought, but I as I walked out of there it seemed as if it was probably about perfect. This won't appeal to everyone, but then not everyone is a Woody Allen type movie aficionado. If you are, you'll like this one. I thoroughly enjoyed a quiet little film sans all the non-stop violence and action that leaves you wiped out and drained by the end of it. Turturro did a fine job on this film. I left the theater with a smile on my face and a feeling that this was a really good little movie.


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