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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Gretchen Mol
Lili Taylor
David Strathairn
Directors
Mary Harron
Screenwriters
Mary Harron
Guinevere Turner
Running Time
91 minutes

The Notorious Bettie Page
Surprisingly sweet little picture about a 50's pin-up


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The Notorious Bettie Page

Plot
The true story of the 1950s’ most famous pin-up. Following a strictly religious upbringing, Bettie Page (Mol) moves to New York to model. But photographers are more keen on her modelling out of her clothes than in them. A successful career ensues, until the US Senate calls her in for questioning in a pornography investigation.


Verdict
A small, strangely sweet tale well told. But this is all about Mol, who puts in a performance that gives her a very early lead on next year’s Oscar race.


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