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Fading Gigolo (2013)

R | | 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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Murray, the bankrupt owner of a bookstore, is forced to close his family business. His dermatologist, Dr. Parker, dreams of having a threesome and would pay a thousand dollars to have one with her friend Selima. Murray then proposes to his friend Fioravante that they start a male prostitution business, with Murray acting as the pimp. However, when Fioravante meets a Hasidic Jewish woman, Avigal, who is the widow of a rabbi, they fall in love with each other. But a Jewish neighborhood patrolman, Dovi, is in love with Avigal too, and might make life difficult for Fioravante and Murray. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The oldest profession just got older.

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Comedy

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

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9 April 2014 (France)  »

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Fading Gigolo  »

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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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When saying what a gigolo should look like, Fioravante mentions George Clooney. Clooney & Turturro starred in Oh Brother, Where Art Thou! (2000) together as 2 parts of the lead trio See more »

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[first lines]
Murray: My grandfather started the shop. My father had it. And now - I - have to - close it. This is the end of an era, my friend. Let me tell ya, now a days only rare people buy rare books.
Fioravante: We'll get back on our feet.
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Luna Rossa
Written by Vincenzo De Crescenzo & Antonio Vian
Published by Edizioni Leonardi S.r.l. - Milano / Abici Edizioni Musicali S.r.l. - Roma
Performed by M'Barka Ben Taleb
Arranged by Giosi Cincotti
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They don't make 'em like that any more. Luckily, they do.
5 June 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This has all the hallmarks of a Woody Allen metropolitan comedy (with Woody Allen in a lead role) - and John Turturro has written and directed it very much in the style of, say, ANNIE HALL. It's a character-driven morality play about love and sex in the city, with the feel of an upscale repertory company. And it's got Sharon Stone, still just as foxy as when she played Catherine Tramell in BASIC INSTINCT; the notion that a middle-aged man would get paid $1,000 to climb between her sheets is deliciously improbable (and very appealing to this middle-aged viewer).

As we start another summer of CGI-heavy 3D blockbusters, FADING GIGOLO is a welcome return to They-don't-make-movies-like-that-any-more. Luckily, they still do. Great acting, a crisp sophisticated script, smooth direction, a terrific score and a bevy of gorgeous women: 90 minutes of unalloyed joy. Cinema at its best.


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