In the mid 1970s, near Reno, Nevada, Grace Bontempo (Dame Helen Mirren) runs the Love Ranch, a legal brothel. Her husband Charlie (Joe Pesci), with big dreams, a felony record, and an aptitude for spending and infidelity, is the brothel's public face. On the day Grace's doctor tells her she has cancer in an advanced state, Charlie takes on new client, Argentine boxer Armando Bruza (Sergio Peris-Mencheta), Charlie's ticket to fame: he hopes to promote a fight with Ali. Because of Charlie's felonies, Grace is Bruza's titular manager. With the I.R.S. and the church ladies circling the business, Grace takes the manager's role seriously and, along the way, Bruza charms her. Secrets play out: is there love at the Love Ranch? How will Charlie respond?Written by
Charlie Bontempo (Joe Pesci) said to Grace Bontempo (Dame Helen Mirren) after she criticized his hat: "Who do you think you are, the Queen of England?" Mirren played Queen Charlotte in The Madness of King George (1994); Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006) and The Audience (2013); and also Queen Elizabeth I in Elizabeth I (2005). See more »
The Pontiac Firebird that Armando drives is a model that was not released until 1979. See more »
Selling love will make you rich. That's what my mother taught me. Just don't put your heart in it.
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Somehow my disc has a cut version of this movie, just 67 minutes, therefore the judgment was harmed, nevertheless l'll leave here some impressions from the movie that suppose to be a true story, Joe Pesci plays the same character in Goodfellas and Helen Mirren which l placed as one of most sexy women of all time, talking about twenty years before of course, made a fine acting on this movie, sadly my short version didn't allow me say nothing more than this, I have been looking for the full version ahead !!
First watch: 2017 / How many: 1 / Source: DVD-R / Rating: 6.5
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