Behind the Candelabra

Too much of a good thing is wonderful


Behind the Candelabra
Originally made for television, this film has found critical and commercial success on the big screen. It takes a look at the private life of the reknowned and flamboyant pianist, Liberace. His name was synonymous with showmanship, extravagance and candelabras. During his 40-year career, he lived lavishly and embraced a lifestyle of excess both on and off stage. In summer 1977, handsome young stranger walked into his dressing room and, despite their age difference and seemingly different worlds, the two embarked on a secretive five-year love affair.

116 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Drug abuse).
Biographical, Drama, Gay interest, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Scott Bakula, Eric Zuckerman
Director
Steven Soderbergh
ScreenplayRichard LaGravenese, from the book by Scott Thorson and Alex Thorleifson
MusicMarvin Hamlisch
CinematographySteven Soderbergh
EditingSteven Soderbergh
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2013
Produced byHBO Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong
NudityNone
SexStrongly implied
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceMild
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseCocaine, cigarettes and alcohol
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Helen Herimbi quote iconLiberace biopic fails to hit high note.
10
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconDouglas, Damon oortref in Liberace-biografie.
10
Metacritic.com
30 critics
16
Rottentomatoes critics
92 critics
16
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconAffectionate without sacrificing honesty, Behind the Candelabra couples award-worthy performances from Michael Douglas and Matt Damon with some typically sharp direction from Steven Soderbergh.
19
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
17

What the People say

Internet
11766 Netizens quote iconUnexpectedly great performances!
14

Average .. 73%

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