Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

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Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Annette Bening and Jamie Bell star in this adaptation of British actor Peter Turner's memoir, directed by Emmy-nominee Paul McGuigan.

"Drawing on [Peter] Turner's memoir of the same name, director Paul McGuigan fashions a moving narrative that embraces the high and lows of the erstwhile Hollywood star's time spent living in Liverpool in the 1970s. Gloria (Bening) is in her fifties, but her vitality and eccentricity leave Peter (Bell), who is decades younger, enraptured by this outrageous new force in his life. As the two embark on their romance, we follow them from England to Los Angeles, from stage to hospital, and from laughter to tears." (Toronto International Film Festival)

2017Rating: M, Coarse language, sexual references and mature themes105 minsUK
DramaTrue Story & BiographyRomance
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Variety

Variety

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Over-production-designed as the film is, Bening and Bell manage to hold their own within it.

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Total Film

Total Film

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A real-life May-December romance, movingly told and acted. Bening and Bell give performances to cherish.

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Time Out

Time Out

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Brittle and insecure, yet also steely and magnetic, Bening's performance is full of nuance.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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It's a beguiling story and Bell and Bening are tremendous as the star-crossed lovers.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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Bening's performance channels years of close observation of what actors are like...

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Stuff

Stuff

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A sumptuous slice of movie making that deserves to find a wide audience.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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First rate performances from the two leads, and a fine supporting cast, confirms this as an awards season contender.

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Newsroom

Newsroom

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Bell's commitment and depth to the role guarantees the film its emotional core throughout.

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New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

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Bening and Bell together are imperishable.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Despite a few quibbles that viewers may have, there is no denying the emotional force that this film develops, and for that, we can credit talented filmmakers and two stars working at the height of their powers.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It's a classy weepy [sic] with some killer dialogue, but Bening is the big sell here. Given one of the juiciest roles of her career, she makes every moment count.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Over-production-designed as the film is, Bening and Bell manage to hold their own within it.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A real-life May-December romance, movingly told and acted. Bening and Bell give performances to cherish.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Brittle and insecure, yet also steely and magnetic, Bening's performance is full of nuance.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's a beguiling story and Bell and Bening are tremendous as the star-crossed lovers.

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Bening's performance channels years of close observation of what actors are like...

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A sumptuous slice of movie making that deserves to find a wide audience.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

First rate performances from the two leads, and a fine supporting cast, confirms this as an awards season contender.

0
Newsroom

Newsroom

press

Bell's commitment and depth to the role guarantees the film its emotional core throughout.

0
New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

press

Bening and Bell together are imperishable.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Despite a few quibbles that viewers may have, there is no denying the emotional force that this film develops, and for that, we can credit talented filmmakers and two stars working at the height of their powers.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It's a classy weepy [sic] with some killer dialogue, but Bening is the big sell here. Given one of the juiciest roles of her career, she makes every moment count.

4.0
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