Behind the Candelabra (Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
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That said, though, HBO's "Behind the Candelabra" is a handsomely produced and exquisitely acted piece of entertainment. By his very nature, Liberace was (and always will be) a fascinating and improbable success story.Read more ›
The cast is very solid. Matt Damon embodies the role of Scott Thorson well - a young apparently bisexual man who has been tossed from foster home to foster home while he does odd jobs (he is 17 years old) tending to animals. In a gay bar he meets Bob Black (Scott Bakula) who takes Scott to a Liberace concert (his first exposure to the megastar) and to meet Liberace afterwards. There is tension in the air with Liberace's current paramour and performing partner Billy Leatherwood (Cheyenne Jackson) and we soon discover that Liberace (impeccably played by Michael Douglas) only keeps his `boys' around for a while before his manager Seymour (Dan Ackroyd) gets rid of them with a check. Liberace and Scott find common ground in being needy people without confidants and soon Scott becomes Liberace's next lover. All goes swimmingly until Liberace sees himself on a TV show and sees how aged he has become. He engages plastic surgeon Dr. Jack Startz (Rob Lowe in a very fine performance) to perform a youthful facelift and at the same time convinces Scott to undergo plastic surgery to make him look more like Liberace! And here begins the downfall: Dr. Startz prescribes pain meds to Scott who becomes addicted and moves into heavier drugs, and his behavior, along with Liberace's need for a `new face' (Boyd Holbrook), signals the breakup of a 6 year relationship - the best relationship either has ever had.Read more ›
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Stunning, transformative performance by Michael Douglas: he literally becomes Liberace!!Published 4 days ago by docron
Not as impressed as I hoped I would be. Matt Damon was miscast. He's worthy of better movies. Michael Douglas was believable but he has also had much better partsPublished 5 days ago by moviewatcher
Wow, Liberace was an operator who was a self obsessed and controlling Homosexual. It painted him as someone who was only after what would satisfy his oversexed and deviant ways. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Rob Young
Very interesting and the acting of Michael Douglas and rest of cast was amazing! Didn't even recognize Debbie Reynolds at first. I think anyone would really enjoy it.Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
great flik. amazing performances, creepy and crazy.
kudos to douglas, damon, bakula and (oh wow) lowe!
Very entertaining. If you enjoy movies about movie stars and what goes on behind the scenes this is great. The transformation of Matt Damon as Liberace's lover is very well done. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Segue