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Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Behind the Candelabra
6.7 Rating
(127 ratings)
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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
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John Smutny John Smutny
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Written by (View all)
Richard LaGravenese Richard LaGravenese
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Scott Thorson Scott Thorson
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1 year, 11 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.

1 year, 4 months 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 year, 3 months 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
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"7.26 Exposition of the relationship between Liberace and stud ward Scott Thurson from the moment they met to the flamboyant entertainer’s death from AIDS. Steven Soderbergh gives us an inside pass into a life glittered with gold and drugs. Liberace and Scott’s relationship is one of give and take but real. Michael Douglas’ brilliant and unbelievable portrayal of one of the biz’s obvious oddity is unforgettable. "Scott, I'm about to tell you something I wouldn't dare tell my dad Kirk Do"


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"Michael Douglas and Matt Damon as Liberace and Scott Thorson FROM THIS TO THIS TO PLAY THE ULTIMATE ENTERTAINER AND HIS WARD "


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"18.2. Sick leave #4 Liberace was a sugar daddy like no other. Well acted (kudos to Michael Douglas - incredible performance), very funny and feather light HBO-movie about the flashy feather light pianist and his affair with blonde charmer (played by Matt Damon). "


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JxSxPx posted a review 1 year, 3 months 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

OsamaEx posted a review 1 year, 4 months 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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