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Behind the Candelabra quick movie review

Matt Damon and Michael Douglas star as Scott Thorson and Liberace in the film nobody wanted to make (because it’s “too gay”), Behind the Candelabra.  They finally found a home for their picture at HBO, bringing life to the story of the piano playing legend and Thorson, who wrote the book from which the movie is adapted.

As you may have gathered from the quick movie review affix, I don’t have much to say about Behind the Candelabra.  It’s a good movie, but I wouldn’t say it’s great.  It’s more of performer’s movie rather than the combining all of the elements of film all together and doing something unforgettable.  Matt Damon and Michael Douglas are wonderful in the starring roles and I gained new respect for Scott Bakula and Debbie Reynolds, but Dan Aykroyd is barely in the movie and just distracted me, and Rob Lowe looked so freakish that… yeah, that distracted me, too.

Anyway, the story just didn’t grab me, so to speak.  It held my attention, but I wasn’t especially invested in what happened to Scott Thorson, and I think that’s what was missing here.  It’s a good flick, but not great; I’m giving Behind the Candelabra 8 out of 10.

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About Jamie Insalaco

Jamie Insalaco is the author of CreativeJamie.com, BomberBanter.com and editor in chief of ComicBookClog.com

Posted on February 3, 2014, in movie review and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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