Venus 2007 R CC

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Academy Award nominee Peter O'Toole (2006 Best Actor) leads a powerful cast to deliver a charming and poignant portrayal of Maurice, an aging veteran actor who becomes absolutely taken with Jessie - the grandniece of his closest friend..

Starring:
Peter O'Toole, Leslie Phillips
Runtime:
1 hour 35 minutes

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Venus

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Genres Drama, Romance, Comedy
Director Roger Michell
Starring Peter O'Toole, Leslie Phillips
Supporting actors Beatrice Savoretti, Philip Fox, Lolita Chakrabarti, Carolina Giammetta, Jodie Whittaker, Kellie Shirley, Ashley Madekwe, Ony Uhiara, Cathryn Bradshaw, Joanna Croll, Liam McKenna, Meg Wynn Owen, Sam Spruell, Tom Brooke, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Griffiths, Harvey Virdi, Emma Buckley
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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What's not to love about "Venus?" Just seeing Peter O'Toole command the screen in a funny and robust performance may be enough for some. And it is almost, but not quite, enough for me. O'Toole is a legend, there's no denying that--and I appreciate that he can still be at the top of his game! An odd mixture of leading man and cheeky rebel, it's hard not to be captivated by an O'Toole performance. From the classic stories of "Lawrence of Arabia" and "The Lion in Winter" (my favorite film of all time) to the fantastically underappreciated cult hits "The Stunt Man" and "The Ruling Class," O'Toole has always delivered risky and mesmerizing performances. But, in the case of "Venus," a grand performance does not necessarily make a satisfying film-going experience.

O'Toole stars as a lecherous older man (seemingly a new specialty of his), an aging actor of some renown living in meager circumstances. When his best friend, played by a terrific Leslie Phillips, invites a young woman (his niece's daughter) to stay with him--their world is turned upside down. Phillips abhors young Jessie, Jodie Whittaker, but O'Toole is enchanted. Surly, rude, and genuinely naive and nasty in equal measures--Jessie somehow challenges O'Toole as well as appeals to his manliness. In a somewhat predictable fashion, you know the two will form an unlikely bond and learn about life. But the expected pleasantness of this "uplifting" buddy romance/comedy is slightly less than comfortable when the characters exploit one another all in the name of comedy. O'Toole makes countless inappropriate advances to the girl approximately 50 years his junior (most rebuffed with a bit of slapstick abuse) and Whittaker uses the old man for anything and everything. It's really more unsettling than uplifting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Linka Rodgers on December 19, 2013
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I love Peter O'Toole and after his recent death decided to watch one of his films. This one was an excellent choice and Im
glad I purchased it because I will watch it again and again very likely. A moving story will very human characters.. sometimes
disturbing, then next moment beautifully touching and emotionally charged at times. Great flick
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ross Winn on November 18, 2013
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One of the best films about men's fascination with women. Peter O'Toole is outstanding, and he is just a hair better then the supporting cast.
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