Fading Gigolo.


For once, I saw a movie that lived up to its reviews and the performances of all the actors too came up to my expectations.  A picture worth seeing for its novel story line.

A very creative story well directed and edited to keep the story moving crisply with some excellent performances thrown in for good measure.  I was quite surprised to see a very subdued and for that realistic performance from Woody Allen but what really blew me away was the performance by Vanessa Paradis as an orthodox Jewish lady.  Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara were in almost cameo roles but carried them off with aplomb.

The big surprise was the all round performance by John Turturro as writer, actor and director.

There are some amazing scenes of orthodox Jewish life in New York and it was very educative.

And driving up and down with hardly any traffic on the roads was a bonus, the company was scintillating and the lunch at Dominos for an exotic pizza was a nice way to round off a good morning’s outing.

I would rate the overall experience at[rating=6] with just [rating=5] for the picture.


15 thoughts on “Fading Gigolo.”

    1. This is completely unlike anything that Woody Allen has done before and that is why it is so fascinating. Torturro must have had one hell of a time directing him!

  1. the last w.a. movie i saw was ‘midnight in paris’ and i loved it. very unique.
    i will for sure check out this one. thank you for the great review.
    and … for making me rethink dominoes pizza! LOLOL.
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    1. Mother, seriously, WA in this film is exceptional. He is so vastly different that I could not help admire the direction of Torturro who really must have had a horrid time with him.

  2. Never was a fan of Woody Allen until just recently. Blue Jasmine, Midnight in Paris and now Fading Gigolo. I had read your post, decided I have to see the film and what a delight! Thank you for giving me an unintentional push to go out to see it. It is so funny and warm. My favourite performance in the film is of Woody Allen himself. The timing and the tone of voice make it amusing. Great film and the afternoon even if my experience did not include good company or Dominos Pizza (interesting, hmm…).
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