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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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In Brooklyn, the bankrupted owner of a book store Fioravante is forced to close his family business. His best friend Murray tells him that his dermatologist Dr. Parker dreams of having a threesome and would pay a thousand dollars to have one with her friend Selima. Murray proposes to be Fioravante's pimp 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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Comedy

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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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John Turturro and Woody Allen share a barber, which is how Allen learned about the movie. See more »

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Murray: Yeah, she's my doctor, but in today's world she could be a psychopathic axe murderer.
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Canadian Sunset
Written by Norman Gimbel & Eddie Heywood
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30 October 2013 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

John Turturro proofed that he can handle a light comedy as an actor as well as a director. It is easy to see how he got Woody Allen to appear in his film because the story could be by Woody Allen himself and the figure Allen plays sounds as familiar as it can be. Even the Jewish neighborhood fits very well.

The movie starts out with no waste of time as a Woody Allen-style comedy without overdoing it. Allen coaxes Turturro, who works in a flower shop to become a hired lover for rich middle aged ladies. They share the money he gets and Allen spends it for the black! family he lives with. This partnership works out pretty fast and quite successful. But then the story does a sudden turn into deeper emotions when Allen connects him with the widow Avigal who is a devoted Jewess who after two years still mourns her dead husband...

Although many scenes begin as a comedy some end on a very touching note. John Turturro knows when it is best to let the audience guess what will come next. Although a bit of a fairy tale story he never completely leaves the bounds of reality, especially in the end of the film. I left the theater with a smile. (seen at the Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival)


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