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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Woody Allen
Vanessa Paradis
Sharon Stone
John Turturro
Directors
John Turturro
Screenwriters
John Turturro
Running Time
90 minutes

Fading Gigolo
Turturro pimps his pride


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Fading Gigolo

Plot
To earn some cash, hard-up ex-bookshop owner Murray (Allen) plays pimp to his friend (Turturro), a florist with a surprising way with the ladies. At the negotiation table are a dermatologist (Stone) and her friend (Vergara), but it's Vanessa Paradis' Hasidic widow Avigal who catches his eye.


Verdict
The premise is slightly bizarre but there's enough wink-and-a-nod charm in the performances to earn it a pass.


Reviewed by Patrick Peters

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