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The Look of Love (2013)

Not Rated | | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 7 July 2013 (USA)
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The life of Paul Raymond, the controversial entrepreneur who became Britain's richest man.

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Matt Greenhalgh, Paul Willetts (based on biographical material from "Members Only: The Life and Times of Paul Raymond") | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Ellis Jennifer Ellis ... Fawn
Steve Coogan ... Paul Raymond
Nick Hopper Nick Hopper ... Charles the Chauffeur
Paul Popplewell ... Journalist No. 1
Imogen Poots ... Debbie Raymond
Anna Friel ... Jean Raymond
Jim Clubb Jim Clubb ... Liam Turner
Sarah Lou Sarah Lou ... Liam Girl No. 1
Emma Williamson Emma Williamson ... Liam Girl No. 2
Stephen Fry ... Barrister
Raymond Waring ... Reporter No. 1
Kieran O'Brien ... Jimmy Humphries
Shirley Henderson ... Rusty Humphries
Frankie Thomson Frankie Thomson ... Baby Debbie
Jennifer Gardiner Jennifer Gardiner ... Revue Bar Cigarette Girl
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Storyline

After the untimely death of his daughter, Paul Raymond reflects on his life. Rising from a mind-reading act, Raymond grew to have a hugely successful career as an erotica magnate which would make him the wealthiest man in Britain. Yet for all his material success, Paul's appetites mess up his personal life. Even as Paul challenged society's sexual mores, his relationship with his daughter proved troubling and problematic. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Promoter, publisher, professional, husband, lover, father. See more »


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A szenvedély királya See more »

Filming Locations:

UK

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,105, 7 July 2013

Gross USA:

$21,252

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,318,468
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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While discussing the role of a reporter for 'Men Only' magazine the Fiona Richmond character (Tamsin Egerton) refers to female genitalia as "pussy". This term would not have been in use in the 1960s when the film is set. Later in the film the correct English term "fanny" is used. See more »

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References Last Tango in Paris (1972) See more »

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Fisherman's Dance
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weak script
9 January 2014 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Finally caught up with this film and felt that it began very strongly, beautifully evoking those early Paul Raymond days as he dragged Soho and indeed Britain out of the drab post war 50s and into what would become known as the 'swing sixties'. Steve Coogan is excellent but after abut twenty or thirty minutes and we have seen the early shows recreated and the neon light red light district come alive we are drawn further into the private life of the man. This is interesting enough, at first, but the real story here is what Raymond did in terms of liberating us inhibited Brits and in building his property and sex empire. In the end this degenerates into simply one more line of coke. We are also asked to become involved in the tragedy of the life of his daughter but we don't care. The weak script has not allowed for the necessary empathy to develop and we are left to watch despairingly as all comes depressingly undone.


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