A free-spirited woman in her 50s seeks out love at L.A. dance clubs.

Director:

Sebastián Lelio

Writers:

Alice Johnson Boher (adapted screenplay), Sebastián Lelio | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julianne Moore ... Gloria
John Turturro ... Arnold
Caren Pistorius ... Anne
Michael Cera ... Peter
Brad Garrett ... Dustin
Holland Taylor ... Hillary
Jeanne Tripplehorn ... Fiona
Rita Wilson ... Vicky
Chris Mulkey ... Charlie
Cassi Thomson ... Virginia
Tyson Ritter ... Neighbor
Jesse Erwin ... Theo
Chopper Bernet ... 60 Year Old Gentleman
Gerard Sanders ... 65 Year Old Gentleman
Sam Behrens ... Man #1
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A free-spirited woman in her 50s seeks out love at L.A. dance clubs.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Love. Life. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The poem that Arnold reads to Gloria is called "For a Young Friend Who Tried to Take His Own Life" by Chilean poet Claudio Bertoni. See more »

Goofs

Camera shadow can be seen in Gloria's arm, while driving in LA. See more »

Quotes

Vicky: The fact that a civilian can just walk in and buy a *military-style assault rifle* is just beyond me.
Arnold: Well, the majority of gun owners *are* responsible.
Vicky: Okay!
[scroffs]
Vicky: Uhh...
Charlie: [interrupting] This is not about the majority.
Vicky: [continues without stopping for Charlie] The responsibility that you're *referring* to is what is going to blow up the whole planet.
Charlie: The planet is as good as blown up already my dear. We're just arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic at this point.
Vicky: Uh-huh.
Arnold: I don't think we should ...
[...]
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Connections

Remake of Gloria (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Can Say Goodbye
Written by Clifton Davis
Performed by Gloria Gaynor
Published by Jobete Music Co Inc., Portable Music Co. Inc.
Courtesy of Universal Music
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Charming Remake With Great Acting
10 March 2019 | by bastille-852-731547See all my reviews

Sebastian Lelió returns to remake one of his own films in this breezy and free-spirited comedy. While not perfect, it's an enjoyable movie that first and foremost functions as a character study. Moore plays the titular role, a divorcee in her 50's living in California and attempting to break out of her shell. The film is properly paced and never feels too long or too short. Its script is simple yet subversive, eventually creating an impact on the viewer that will have them thinking long after the credits roll. The film's acting is consistently strong, especially Julianne Moore. She's terrific, and manages to convey both a genuine sense of intuition and a vivacious sense of loving life at the same time. Also noteworthy is John Tuturro in the film's most prominent supporting part. He manages to play his role with a simple gravitas that helps viewers inspect the subtleties behind his character's development. Speaking of character development, the lack of development of Moore's character by standards of a character study is a slight flaw in this movie. While we spend so much time with Moore over the film's duration and see much of her day-to-day life, this does not necessarily equate to character development. Quality character development, after all, is about connecting the past of a character to his or her present and future.

The film also has some moments that feel mildly redundant from time to time. It feels in these moments that Lelió wanted to connect some of the fibers of the plot together to increase significance of the juxtaposition of several scenes, but unfortunately he ends up missing the mark attempting that. However, this is overall an entertaining dramedy for those of us who like the cast. It's not too complex at face value, but is definitely entertaining for the most part. And the soundtrack (an eclectic mix of classic disco tunes) can't be beat either. Recommended. 7/10


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Country:

Chile | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gloria See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$145,218, 10 March 2019

Gross USA:

$5,611,123

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,145,006
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2.39 : 1
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