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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first love storyBy Picton (3 reviews) from Kidwelly , 10 Dec 2007Very good photography in the mountain ranges of Tuscany. Quite enjoyable if a little long winded. Very basic story line if not a little weak . Deserves 3 stars though.
IHalliwells review says it allBy splodge (114 reviews) from Portsmouth , 12 Nov 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Im not sure if Jeremy Irons vaguely paedophilic lustfulness is really a cipher for Bertoluccis own thoughts. And the wrestling between Rachael Weisz American hubby and Liv is even more disturbing.
Still, as one who has little affection for Italy or Italians, the scenery of Tuscany is stunning in this film. And it ends satisfyingly with Liv getting the right guy!
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BreathtakingBy Rowan Parkes from Oxford , 22 Aug 2007This has to be one of the most beautiful films I have ever seen. Set in the gorgeous Italian countryside, it charts the journey of an ethereal young girl from wise innocence to joyous womanhood, as she makes her choices among the quirky and charmingly flawed characters who dance around her, all set on enticing her and having a say in the path she must eventually follow. The photography, the scenery, the unashamed abandon and beauty, the stunning detail, the lovely Liv Tyler and even lovelier Jeremy Irons as the dying writer who becomes her alter ego/conscience... This film makes you want to sing, dance, laugh, cry, paint, love... it is Beauty incarnate.
Dull and unoriginalBy JAK from Cumbria, United Kingdom , 25 Jun 2007I have only seen Bertolucci's older films, such as 'The Conformist' and 'The Spider's Stratagem'. These are brilliant works, which is in sharp contrast to this film. I cannot believe that this is the same director. If this is the modern Bertolucci, then it is not for me.
If you like the modern Hollywood style of film, which typically lacks subtlety and is usually unoriginal, then this is for you.
I felt that the director was attempting to lure one into the film, by showing a low level of erotica, which was un-inspiring. To me, there was little more than this.
I found that the family and friends within the Italian household very dis-tasteful. There was little substance to their personalities.
Bertolucci attempted to show a lovely romantic Italian setting. True, it had beautiful scenery, but overall, the effect was tacky and formulaic, typical of Hollywood.
I could continue, but suffice to say that this film is not worthy of further comment and therefore on this basis should not even be watched.
However, Jeremy Irons is as always a good actor, but there are other more noteworthy films that demonstrates his skill.
I very seldom review films, but I felt compelled to do so, on this one.
Lovely filmBy a customer from Warwickshire, England , 25 Jul 2006Beautiful scenery, beautifully acted. Jeremy Irons puts in a wonderful performance as the ill writer and Liv Tyler is perfect in the main role. A lovely film.