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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Kevin Kline
Ashley Judd
Jonathan Pryce
Keith Allen
Natalie Cole
Sheryl Crow
Robbie Williams
Elvis Costello
Alanis Morissette
Mick Hucknall
Diana Krall
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Irwin Winkler
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Jay Cocks
Running Time
125 minutes

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Biopic of songwriting legend Cole Porter


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Plot
Composer Cole Porter looks back on his life as if it were one of his musicals, complete with a full cast of singing and dancing extras. The heart of the story is an unlikely love story of a gay man who was nevertheless married and deeply devoted to his wife.


Verdict
This laboured biopic of Cole Porter longs to trip gaily across the floor, but it's wearing lead boots. Rich on scenery, it's lacking in insight and just too long.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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