Behind The Candelabra (2013)

Too much of a good thing is wonderful.

Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.

First and foremost, I have to admit I knew nothing about Liberace - other than his name - before viewing this, therefore I don't know how much of it is accurate, made-up, exaggerated etc. That didn't stop me enjoying it, though.
Michael Douglas (Liberace) and Matt Damon (Scott) do do a lot of the heavy lifting, both of them give tremendous performances - especially Douglas. They actually worked very well together, perfect casting. I found Rob Lowe amusing in this, not sure if I was supposed to but I did - not in a negative way in regards to Lowe, just the character of Dr. Jack Startz. Debbie Reynolds (Frances) and Dan Aykroyd (Seymour) also appear, two well-known people playing relatively small roles.
The film looks great, it perhaps lasts a little too long when all is said and done but it didn't hamper my enjoyment all that much. <em>'Behind the Candelabra'</em> is a very good biopic.

Jerry Weintraub Productions, HBO Films by Steven Soderbergh, Richard LaGravenese, Scott Thorson, Alex Thorleifson.
Stars: Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Eric Zuckerman.

Genres: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance

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