Sunday, December 7, 2014

Fading Gigolo 2013

Fading Gigolo

     Murray is the bankrupted owner of a rare book store in Brooklyn .  He’s forced to close the family business and he needs to come up with something else for income.  Fioravante works in a florist shop and he’s an attractive man.  This fact gets Murrays mind working when he thinks about his wealthy female dermatologist Dr. Parker.  Murray proposes to become a “manager” for Fioravante with Dr. Parker as their first client.  Murray will take 40% and Fioravante will take 60% but they will split tips 50-50.  They are doing well until Fioravante meets Avigal and they fall in love.  She is the widow of a rabbi and the Jewish community will make their relationship difficult for them.
     I would not consider this to be a comedy and I didn’t see anything funny?  I did not understand and it’s not explained why Allen lives with Jill Scott and her four boys?  Why is there a scene with boy’s hair being combed for head lice?  Head lice are a parent’s nightmare?  The odd-ball mix-up of scenarios seems weird?  2 ½* (This movie is so-so)

90 min, Comedy directed by John Turturro with Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Vanessa Paradis, Live Schreiber, Sofia Vergara, Tonya Pinkins, John Turturro.

Note:  Imdb 6.3 out of 10, 54% critic 42% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 2 ½*.

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