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The Great BeautyJep Gambardella, who once wrote a famous novel in his twenties, only to retire into a comfortable life writing cultural columns and throwing parties in Rome. After his 65th birthday party, he walks through the ruins and city streets, encountering the various characters, bitterly recollecting his passionate youth.Keywords:
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Directors of "The Great Beauty"Paolo SorrentinoBirthdate: 31 May 1970, Naples, Campania, Italy
Creators of "The Great Beauty"Paolo SorrentinoBirthdate: 31 May 1970, Naples, Campania, Italy
Critic Reviews of "The Great Beauty"Geoff Pevere Globe and MailJanuary 31, 2014
The Great Beauty is an utterly ravishing portrait of listless luxuriance, a fantasy of decadent wealth and beauty that evokes Fellini's La Dolce Vita by way of Baz Luhrmann.J. R. Jones Chicago ReaderJanuary 30, 2014
Celebrating Rome in all its decay, this florid comedy by Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo, This Must Be the Place) opens with a hyperbolically gaudy party honoring a celebrity journalist on his 65th birthday.Peter Howell Toronto StarJanuary 30, 2014
A riotous film that finds depth, clarity and refreshment in even the shallowest of pools.Tom Long Detroit NewsJanuary 16, 2014
Throughout the film, Sorrentino delivers gorgeous images, crazy images, startling and sexy and serene images; it's a visual bath of sorts - the great beauty is everywhere, Jep (and we) just have to be open to it.Michael Nordine L.A. WeeklyJanuary 08, 2014
Though there's precious little drama, Sorrentino's skills as an image-maker are indisputable.Michael Phillips Chicago TribuneJanuary 02, 2014
It's a beauty, all right. It's more a style show than a deep philosophical treatise, but with surfaces this sleek and faces this interesting, I'll take style over substance any day.Sean Burns Philadelphia City PaperMay 12, 2015
A richly symbolic meditation on aging, mortality and precious time wasted.Lewis Beale News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)October 01, 2014
Sometimes too overblown, surreal and obtuse for its own good, director Paolo Sorrentino's film is nonetheless an exquisitely composed portrait of vapidity and decline.Renee Schonfeld Common Sense MediaMay 13, 2014
Exceptional, mature film dazzles, offers haunting insights.Ray Pride NewcityApril 04, 2014
"The Great Beauty" is a great romance: a man and a city and a love that cannot be consummated but which will consume you surely. Somewhere, Baz Luhrmann weeps.Matt Glasby Flicks.co.nzMarch 27, 2014
If it sounds a bit ponderous, well, maybe it is, but it's also smart, warm-hearted and sumptuously shot.John Beifuss Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)March 10, 2014
'The Great Beauty' is certainly striking, but too often what it's striking are poses.
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