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The Look of Love (2013)

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The life of Paul Raymond, the controversial entrepreneur who became Britain's richest man.

Writers:

Matt Greenhalgh, Paul Willetts (based on biographical material from "Members Only: The Life and Times of Paul Raymond") | 5 more credits »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Ellis Jennifer Ellis ... Fawn
Steve Coogan ... Paul Raymond
Nick Hopper Nick Hopper ... Charles the Chauffeur
Paul Popplewell ... Journalist No. 1
Imogen Poots ... Debbie Raymond
Anna Friel ... Jean Raymond
Jim Clubb Jim Clubb ... Liam Turner
Sarah Lou Sarah Lou ... Liam Girl No. 1
Emma Williamson Emma Williamson ... Liam Girl No. 2
Stephen Fry ... Barrister
Raymond Waring ... Reporter No. 1
Kieran O'Brien ... Jimmy Humphries
Shirley Henderson ... Rusty Humphries
Frankie Thomson Frankie Thomson ... Baby Debbie
Jennifer Gardiner Jennifer Gardiner ... Revue Bar Cigarette Girl
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Storyline

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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Lead us into temptation.


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A szenvedély királya See more »

Filming Locations:

UK

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,105, 7 July 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$21,252, 1 August 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,318,468, 17 August 2014
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

While discussing the role of a reporter for 'Men Only' magazine the Fiona Richmond character refers to female genitalia as "pussy". This term would not have been in use in the 1960s when the film is set. Later in the film the correct English term "fanny" is used. See more »

Connections

References Billy Liar (1963) See more »

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Anyone Who Had a Heart
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Performed by Dionne Warwick
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Look for love
12 August 2013 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Another reviewer stated, that this is not as engaging as other Steve Coogan and Winterbottom collaborations. I won't comment on that, but try not to think in those categories if you can, because your movie viewing experience will suffer. You shouldn't compare previous works with the newer ones. In this case, Steve Coogan makes an otherwise not very likable character at least interesting. And that is sufficient enough to carry the movie through.

At least in my book. Steve Coogan had obviously fun playing this character and it is showing on the screen. Of course there are some usual clichés you get thrown at you, but it's almost impossible making a movie of this size, that is at least a bit commercial, without stepping into them. If you don't mind too much, you will get an entertaining enough movie to pass the time.

If the real "Paul Raymond" was half as charming as Steve Coogan in this, than you understand his charm. You also should be aware, that there is a lot of nudity (not really a big surprise considering the theme of the movie).


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