Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

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Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame in 1978 Liverpool. What started as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grew into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life was tested to the limits by events beyond their control.

106 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Sex).
Biographical, Drama, Period piece, Romance, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Stephen Graham, Vanessa Redgrave, Frances Barber
Director
Paul McGuigan
ScreenplayMatt Greenhalgh, from the memoir by Peter Turner
MusicJ. Ralph
CinematographyUrszula Pontikos
EditingNick Emerson
Sound formatsUnknown
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2017
Produced byEon Productions, Synchronistic Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama, romance
LanguageModerate, frequent, conversational and exclamatory. Justified by context.
NudityLow impact, isolated, brief nude breast in non-sexual context. Justified by context.
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for language, some sexual content and brief nudity.
Runtime105
USA version release is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
15 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
3
Violence
1
Sex
3
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Masego Panyane quote iconAnnette Bening brings Gloria Grahame to life.
10
Die Burger
Petrus Malherbe quote iconRomkom of tragedie?
10
24.com
Ilan Preskovsky quote iconIt's very small, very intimate, a bit grimy and, for me at least, a little uncomfortable.
10
Metacritic.com
34 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
126 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconFilm Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool showcases brilliant work from Annette Bening, whose performance is more than enough to outweigh this biopic’s basic narrative.
16
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
14
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconBrief nudity, language in drama based on real-life romance.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
7 users
16
Rottentomatoes users
920 users
14
IMDB
1427 Netizens
14
The Movie DB
Community
13

Average .. 64%

13

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