O n the cliffs outside Cannes sits a row of green cabanas , a resting place for the millionaire guests at a five-star resort. The cabanas are open-fronted, rickety, at the mercy of the elements. Michael Douglas has his hair in his face, and the collar of his jacket has turned inside-out. He is clutching at the table like Captain Ahab at the rail of his ship. It is a wonder he hasn't already been blown out to sea. Tributes were polished and obituaries prepared.

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Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business. A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything. An extremely volatile and dangerous Englishman goes to Los Angeles to find the man he considers responsible for his daughter's death.

In , Ernesto 'Che' Guevara leads a small partisan army to fight an ill-fated revolutionary guerrilla war in Bolivia, South America. An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.

A drama set in the days leading up to the Presidential election, and centered on a high-end Manhattan call girl meeting the challenges of her boyfriend, her clients, and her work. Set against the backdrop of a decaying Midwestern town, a murder becomes the focal point of three people who work in a doll factory. A young woman's world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects.

A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money. In , Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and a band of Castro-led Cuban exiles mobilize an army to topple the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista. Scott Thorson , a young bisexual man raised in foster homes, is introduced to flamboyant entertainment giant Liberace and quickly finds himself in a romantic relationship with the legendary pianist.

Swaddled in wealth and excess, Scott and Liberace have a long affair, one that Scott eventually begins to find suffocating. Kept away from the outside world by his flashily effeminate yet deeply closeted partner, and submitting to extreme makeovers and even plastic surgery at the behest of his lover, Scott eventually rebels.

When Liberace finds himself a new lover, Scott is tossed onto the street. He then seeks legal redress for what he feels he has lost.

But throughout, the bond between the young man and the star never completely tears. I decided to watch this film on HBO because I thought it would be a hoot - one of those catastrophic and pretentious productions which are so laughable. Within 20 minutes I realized that the film was rather important. Michael Douglas captures the late Liberace's mannerisms and voice with astonishing ease.

He is quite stellar in his performance, and I see him now in a new light. Douglas and Damon are brilliant in delving into these characters. They are unrecognizable, at times, from the familiar roles we all know of them. I think the film well worth watching. As a bonus, Matt Damon shows his bum on several occasions, for those who are interested; if not, one cannot help but be interested in the wonderful performances from two of Hollywood's great stars!

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Behind the Candelabra is a American biographical drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh. It dramatizes the last ten years in the life of pianist Liberace and the relationship he had with Scott Thorson. Jerry Weintraub was the executive producer. At Black's urging, he leaves his adopted home in search of better-paying work. Black introduces Thorson to Liberace Michael Douglas , who takes an immediate liking to the handsome younger man. Liberace invites the two backstage and then to his luxurious home in Las Vegas.


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