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The Look of Love (2013)

Not Rated | | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 7 July 2013 (USA)
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The life of Paul Raymond, the controversial entrepreneur who became Britain's richest man.

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


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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 »

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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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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 (Tamsin Egerton) 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 »

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References Last Tango in Paris (1972) See more »

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Thank You (for Coming to Follies)
Written by James Pearson and Josh Hyams
Performed by Imogen Poots
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lack of angle, no layers and textures of characters, a waste of good chance.
1 September 2013 | by MoobeeSee all my reviews

this is a movie filled up with event and facts but no characters, no detail on characters' world, they are acting on the surface, the script is the problem, it should be worked into textures and layers of these colourful characters rather than just covered them with events and what's happen,

they could edit some scenes out which director just show what's happen but not take them further to a better storytelling; stories happened to build the characters so we viewers can sympathize with them. You don't feel for any of the characters here. it's such a shame. this movie has no angle to this special group of people.....

All the emotion is not quite there, never gets to the point and ends at the surfaces. the film wasted these casting since they can do more than what's in the film. We all know how well they can act for such a colourful Raymond's world.


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