#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Scott Thorson, a young bisexual man raised in foster homes, is introduced to flamboyant entertainment giant Liberace and quickly finds himself in a romantic relationship with the legendary pianist. Swaddled in wealth and excess, Scott and Liberace have a long affair, one that eventually Scott begins to find suffocating. Kept away from the outside world by the flashily effeminate yet deeply closeted Liberace, and submitting to extreme makeovers and even plastic surgery at the behest of his lover, Scott eventually rebels. When Liberace finds himself a new lover, Scott is tossed on the street. He then seeks legal redress for what he feels he has lost. But throughout, the bond between the young man and the star never completely tears.
Plot: Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.
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Michael Douglas And Matt Damon As You Never Thought You’d See Them
I can’t honestly say that I know very much about Liberace. I was a teenager in the 70’s – Liberace really wasn’t my cup of tea. Still, I know about him. His flashiness, his sexuality, his ability with the piano – and I’m familiar with the “palimony” suit launched against him by his much younger lover, Scott Thorson. “Behind the Candelabra” is the movie adaptation of Thorson’s book about the relationship, so it needs to be viewed with a grain of salt; it’s hardly unbiased. But unbiased or not, it is a fascinating look into the glitzy, showy, and sometimes degenerate world inhabited by Liberace and Thorson, who was almost 50 years younger than Liberace when the relationship began.
The “world” is fabulously portrayed. The costumes and sets seem very authentic, and – with the above note about bias being kept in mind – the basic story of the relationship is believable enough. Liberace and Thorson were together for four years, and in those four years, things got weird. Liberace supposedly promised to adopt Thorson; and Thorson was given a part in Liberace’s show. The movie portrays the relationship’s breakup (due to Liberace’s infidelities) and the final reunion between the two, as Thorson visits Liberace on his deathbed. It all seems very realistic, and provides an almost voyeuristic experience into the relationship between the two.
The highlight of the movie, though, has to be the performances offered by Matt Damon (as Thorson) and – especially – Michael Douglas as Liberace. Both were brilliant and totally believable in the parts. These must have been difficult roles. Two guys – both obviously straight – playing these parts in a movie which includes a lot of very passionate scenes between them could have come across as awkward, but credit goes to both of them for the fact that it never seemed awkward. They came across as natural together in what must (at times) have been very uncomfortable roles for them. I gained a new appreciation of the talents of both from this movie.
It’s very enjoyable and it certainly offers a glimpse into a world that the vast majority of us will never see – and that the vast majority of us probably wouldn’t want to see. (8/10)
Damon and Douglas are superbly good
For a film about a gay relationship – I had my doubts when I discovered the two male leads were to be played by straight men, but I couldn’t be more convinced by their on-screen personas.
The kitch was eye-wateringly OTT, Douglas superbly needy yet controlling and Damon sucked into the whole charade. Rob Lowe’s performance had me recoiling with his creepiness/plastic surgery face and it couldn’t be farther from his more mainstream performances. For a role that appeared for only a few minutes – it stuck with me long after the film was over.
All in all, a very solid biopic film that unfortunately won’t be Oscared as its been shown as TV movie in the USA. A great shame – Douglas and Damon deserve nominations – their *chemistry* is totally believable.
Final point – either Douglas is a superb pianist or the CGI of his hands on the keyboard is first rate!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 58 min (118 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Director Steven Soderbergh
Writer Richard LaGravenese (screenplay), Scott Thorson (book), Alex Thorleifson (book)
Actors Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Eric Zuckerman, Eddie Jemison
Awards Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 41 wins & 53 nominations.
Production Company Jerry Weintraub Productions, HBO Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Red Epic
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Redcode RAW (5K) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema