Fading Gigolo

Fading Gigolo

Fading Gigolo

Woody Allen pimps out John Turturro (O Brother, Where Art Thou) to love-hungry women in this comedy written and directed by Turturro himself. Co-stars Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara and Liev Schreiber.

Fioravante (Turturro) decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray (Allen). With Murray acting as his "manager", the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money. 

2013Rating: M, Sex scenes, coarse language and mature themes98 minsUSA
Comedy
82%
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Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

flicks

While it’s fine for a film to stretch plausibility, it was still brave of John Turturro to cast himself here as a florist convinced to make a mid-life career change to gigolo. It was even bolder for him to enlist Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara and Vanessa Paradis to play his prospective clients. Yet strangely it works, the beauty and magnetism of these women combining perfectly with their obvious enthusiasm for the project and the fun they are having with Turturro and each other to make their scenes charming and eminently convincing.

Variety

Variety

press

Turturro brings sensitivity and intelligence to a subject that could have gone terribly awry in this wryly observant dramedy.

Time Out

Time Out

press

The kind of keenly observed cultural clash that still finds room for dancing, a sultry fish-deboning (you just have to see it) and awakening.

4.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A low-key, low-energy comedy. It gets better gradually, largely because of the appealing performers, including the amusingly frenetic Mr. Allen, who enlivens his every scene.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Turturro has given Allen his biggest and best on-screen turn in years: the part was written for him and it's full of scope for aimble kvetching and nimble slapstick.

4.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

In making the story more marketing-friendly, [Turturro has] undermined its sweet soul.

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

A slight and increasingly unsatisfying movie

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An odd, sometimes funny, other times touching, always modest look at a strange bunch of New Yorkers.

Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

flicks

While it’s fine for a film to stretch plausibility, it was still brave of John Turturro to cast himself here as a florist convinced to make a mid-life career change to gigolo. It was even bolder for him to enlist Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara and Vanessa Paradis to play his prospective clients. Yet strangely it works, the beauty and magnetism of these women combining perfectly with their obvious enthusiasm for the project and the fun they are having with Turturro and each other to make their scenes charming and eminently convincing.

Variety

Variety

press

Turturro brings sensitivity and intelligence to a subject that could have gone terribly awry in this wryly observant dramedy.

Time Out

Time Out

press

The kind of keenly observed cultural clash that still finds room for dancing, a sultry fish-deboning (you just have to see it) and awakening.

4.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A low-key, low-energy comedy. It gets better gradually, largely because of the appealing performers, including the amusingly frenetic Mr. Allen, who enlivens his every scene.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Turturro has given Allen his biggest and best on-screen turn in years: the part was written for him and it's full of scope for aimble kvetching and nimble slapstick.

4.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

In making the story more marketing-friendly, [Turturro has] undermined its sweet soul.

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

A slight and increasingly unsatisfying movie

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An odd, sometimes funny, other times touching, always modest look at a strange bunch of New Yorkers.

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