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Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Behind the Candelabra
6.7 Rating
(112 ratings)
7 IMDB rating

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Starring (View all)
Matt Damon

Matt Damon

Scott Thorson
Scott Bakula

Scott Bakula

Bob Black
Eddie Jemison

Eddie Jemison

Assistant Director
Randy Lowell

Randy Lowell

Director
Tom Roach

Tom Roach

Stunt Actor
Shamus Cooley

Shamus Cooley

Camera Assistant
John Smutny

John Smutny

Sound Mixer


Written by (View all)
Richard LaGravenese

Richard LaGravenese

(screenplay)
Scott Thorson

Scott Thorson

(book) and


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10 months ago at Feb 22 11:24
Campy and frankly, a little pointless. Great acting but otherwise nothing from the plot engages the audience much.

Great.

2 months, 3 weeks ago at Sep 28 18:13
It is one of those movies, when you expect it to be bad or mediocre but you end up having a great time.

It's tells the story of Liberace, a well known and famous pianist and entertainer, he lived a life of success and sexual perversion, he was known for his costumes and his candelabra (he came up with an idea of setting a candelabra above his piano), the movie didn't focus on his ar... read more

Behind the Candelabra

1 month, 3 weeks ago at Oct 28 19:35
Steven Soderbergh’s work offers the biggest charge when he sits back and watches as professional commitments and messy private lives loudly crash into each other. Some of the best moments in Traffic are when Catherine Zeta-Jones’ pampered wife goes from bored housewife to cutthroat queen of the cartel or Michael Douglas’ Congressman having to rescue his drug addled daughter while confronting... read more
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Release date: 7 June 2013
2013 (8), Biography (5), Drama (4), Romance (3), 2010s (3), Hbo (3), Biopic (3), Drugs (2), Tv Movie (2), Usa (2), Stage (1), 1980s (1), Showman (1), 1970s (1), Liberace (1), Plastic Surgery (1), Piano (1), Break Up (1), Homosexuality (1), Love Story (1)
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"The cinematography and production design are the highlights of this Soderbergh film. Of course, the believable performances make it worth gazing at all the pomp and fur."


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JxSxPx posted a review 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Behind the Candelabra

“Steven Soderbergh’s work offers the biggest charge when he sits back and watches as professional commitments and messy private lives loudly crash into each other. Some of the best moments in Traffic are when Catherine Zeta-Jones’ pampered wife goes from bored housewife to cutthroat queen of the cartel or Michael Douglas’ Congressman having to rescue his drug addled daughter while confronting the messy realities of his war on drugs. And Behind the Candelabra is obsessed with the complex ways in which public persona of a talented artist causes him to be something of a controlling tyrant in his personal life.

A long-gestating passion project for Soderbergh, Behind the Candelabra is a fitting swansong for the auteur. Not only does it reunite him with Douglas, who gave a great p” read more

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"7 out of 10 It's a TV-Movie which makes it less popular, but it's very enjoyable, although, i don't like Steven Soderbergh's work, but he did a great job showcasing Liberace at his peak. I do think that it was more about Liberace's boyfriend than him, which makes it even more interesting, Matt damon just keep getting cooler at every movie, his performance here is great, and this would be a great hit if it's released on Cinemas instead of HBO. ------------------------------------------------ ---"


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"Jezus. Meg az egy csillag is sok ennek a... micsodanak? Jo, Matt Damon es Michael Douglas jok, de minek? Fogalmam sincs, miert keszulnek ilyen filmek. Muveszileg semmi, 'uzenete' nincs, egyszeruen semmi ertelmet nem latom az elkeszulesuknek. Hacsak az nem, hogy kielegithessek bizonyos kozonseg legrosszabb bulvar-pletykaehseget: "nezzuk, hogy milyen luxus szelsosegek kozott elt Liberace...!' es hasonlok. "


OsamaEx posted a review 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Great.

“It is one of those movies, when you expect it to be bad or mediocre but you end up having a great time.

It's tells the story of Liberace, a well known and famous pianist and entertainer, he lived a life of success and sexual perversion, he was known for his costumes and his candelabra (he came up with an idea of setting a candelabra above his piano), the movie didn't focus on his art, instead, it focused on his relationship with Scott Thorson (played by Matt Damon), and that's actually convenient because Scott Co-wrote this movie, the movie starts with Scott, he's a bisexual good looking guy who wants to be a veterinarian, and his friend introduced him to Liberace once, so Liberace offered Scott to come work for him as his assistant, and things evolve into a gay relationship.
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“Campy and frankly, a little pointless. Great acting but otherwise nothing from the plot engages the audience much.” read more

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"For Steven Soderbergh's final film he couldn't get a studio to back it. Being told repeatedly the movie was 'too gay' HBO picked up. If you ask me the studios fucked up. Both Douglas and Damon are in top form. Soderbergh's qusi drama likes to bridge the gap between eccentric performer and geek show megalomaniac. I knew next to nothing about Liberace before watching the film nor did I have much interest. But its so well made, so well acted and written that its easy to get sucked into their decede"


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