“There is a tremendous warmth and tenderness to this sweet, sad love story starring 4 time Oscar nominee Annette Bening and Jamie Bell (BILLY ELLIOT)—a stranger-than-fiction true romance that unfolds in Los Angeles, New York, London and Liverpool…
Director Paul McGuigan finds the balance between pathos and humor, working from Matt Greenhalgh’s adaptation of a memoir by the actor and writer Peter Turner. As an unknown, struggling young actor in the late 70s, Turner met and fell in love with Gloria Grahame, the legendary Hollywood star and Oscar-winner who, incredibly, was living in the same north London boarding house. She was in the endgame of her career yet maintaining a never-say-die optimism, looking for stage work in Britain and suppressing worries about her health…. Bell and Bening are tremendous as the star-crossed lovers.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
(UK / 2017 / Directed by Paul McGuigan)
R / 1 hr 45 mins.