Stealing Beauty details
|Starring:||Carlo Cecchi, Jean Marais, Jeremy Irons, Liv Tyler, Sinead Cusack, Jason Flemyng, Donal McCann, Joseph Fiennes, D.W. Moffett, Rachel Weisz, Stefania Sandrelli|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||1 hour 53 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 Jun 2004|
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very relaxing, feel good film!By a customer from Notts , 20 Oct 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Really enjoyed this movie and Liv Tyler is excellent as the sexy teenager looking for love in a hot and sultry Italian summer. Lovely interchange between all the characters of the movie and delightful scenery as well. One scene sees Liv posing for a drawing on a summer afternoon her dress half off, baring a breast and laughing her head off! The scene reflects the laid back sexy romantic theme of the whole film. Simply a delightful movie that has to be watched on a summers day with a glass of wine!
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Probably better for teenagersBy a customer from Bristol , 15 Aug 2008Scenery is gorgeous so made me want to holiday there but other than that thought it was quite boring, same old story of losing innocence.
life style simplistic drivel full of american interlopers in a real cultureBy montpelier (33 reviews) from Roberts End , 08 Jul 2008Can't drum up the energy to write too much about this absolute, life style led tosh. yankee interloper and other foreigners (Jeremy posy Irons included) spoil this film with their pathetic attempts to play a part in a real culture in the Italian countryside as opposed to their american/english shopping mall addict driven 'culture' where the people have everything but culture, and as part of their education curriculum, are only used to seeing depraved morally bankrupt american blockbuster non thinking mans rubbish........I could go on, 'whatever'..........What am I doing not watching FRENCH film for a change, I ask myself??????????????
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Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008The plus: The movie is pleasantly filmed in a beautiful setting of country houses in rural Italy; unconventionally overt display of sexual relationship and naturist display; true love triumphed and rewarded in the end with the joyful first-times.
The minus: flawed script, unfocused story where the journey of discovering the identity of father and resuming of youthful love is distracted to an explicit and needless anecdotes of naturist playing, love-making and sexual mind games. It is unconvincing and has little reality touch. There is also a myriad of strange yet underdeveloped characters. Directors seems could not decide on following a core storyline and instead packed the movie with large quantity of sub plots and supporting characters.
I would give it 2.5 stars yet having no such rating, 2 stars would approximate the actual value of the movie net of the graphic, erotic sex scenes and pretty actress.
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008This ham fisted, wooden, drivel would claim pole position for the worst film ever made if it hadn't been bludgeoned into second place by Bertolucci's later great insult to celuloid:The totally un-watchable "The Dreamers".
Do not watch this atrocity, you will waste two valuable, never to be regained, hours of your life.
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008Basically this contrived lot of rubbish, a bit of supposed sophistication to appeal to vulgar types who fancy themselves as having a bit of the arty in them - typically your middle class, cocktail sticks type woman, or your US Bostonite.
So where the marketing man has pitched this is:-
Irons slithering about (so cocktail sticks can have a good drool - disappointment here tho'), Tuscan setting + works of 'art' littered about (for the sophistos), with a few quacking American accents littered about (acceptability to the US market)+ a particulary gruesome self admiring US lead male (usually not wearing much) - pass me a sick bag
And home you can go feeling better for this 'culturally uplifting' movie!