The Look of Love details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Steve Coogan, Anna Friel, Tamsin Egerton, Imogen Poots, Chris Addison|
|Genres:||Comedy, Documentary, Drama|
|Collections:||August - Drama/Comedy|
The Look of Love
|Run time:||1 hour 41 minutes|
|Rental release:||19 Aug 2013|
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Non authentic lark....poor effort.By Drdavid (1 review) , 15 Sep 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]A poor attempt to show any insight into the characters. A lazy effort by Coogan lapsing into his default Partridge/Cheeseman/The Trip personas....even incorporating his now cliched address to the mirror . I'm sure it was great fun to be on set for the glitterati of British comedy but the result is like a bad 70's night party, especially the shocking wigs which didn't capture any sense of authenticity. Also the phrasing and language used in the dialogue was totally wrong. As someone who grew up around Soho in the 70's and 80's I was really looking forward to this film, but I'm guessing nobody involved had direct knowledge, and it shows. The music selected dots back and forward in time, but worse of all is that I didn't feel I knew or understood anything more about Paul Raymond at the end of the film than I did at the beginning. Coogan is beginning to look like a one trick pony....disappointing .
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worth a watch but...By madmummaria78 (168 reviews) , 10 Dec 2013this film, wasn't bad to be fair ! but.. it wasn't fantastic either. now the acting was really good, but I thought it was a bit too long... its worth a watch tho, it was actually quite sad. (true story too)
B-, could do betterBy TheRealChamp (19 reviews) from Cheltenham , 04 Dec 2013There's probably a very good film to be made about this story; unfortunately, this isn't it. There are lots of things to like about this film - good performances all round, a great evocation of the sleazy 70s and 80s, but at the end one is left with a bit of a 'so what' feeling. I don't think it is helped that the denouement is leaked in flashback all the way through, but as I knew the story already, there's bigger problems than that. Ultimately, it's difficult to care that much about Raymond and his poor little rich girl daughter, even though, ultimately, it's a perfect Faustian story. I still liked it, but I can see why there are more negative reviews on here.
Low priorty watchingBy a customer , 24 Nov 2013watchable with a good story line based on a true story, but could have been better....... belongs on the low priority list :-)
The Look Of .. A Very Mediocre Film.By Richie77777 (274 reviews) from Essex , 24 Nov 2013Let's face it, you watched this film because it starred Steve Coogan? - Go on, admit it. He's the best part of this film. Its a very mediocre film and it shows how selfish the protagonist was, (he walked out on his wife and kids without any showing of guilt or remorse) and was constantly talking about himself, (re-telling the same little stories - 'Not bad for a kid from Liverpool who came here with five bob in his pocket.') I won't give anything away, but its a sad film too. Watch it once only, then forget about it!
Same Template as 24 Hour Party peopleBy a customer , 17 Nov 2013Firstly, I'll start by saying I love Steve Coogan's work, so was eager to see this. It's not terrible, just slightly lacking. I rated it as 'GOOD'. In short, for me, THE LOOK OF LOVE felt and looked very much like 24 Hour Party People and simply replaced Tony Wilson with Paul Raymond. I expected more from Coogan and Winterbottom - if you want the story of Paul Raymond watch the documentary 'Soho Sex King'. Having said that this film is an interesting and quite entertaining diversion, but not something I'd rush to watch again, alas.