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R| 1 hr. 38 min.

Plot Summary
A bookseller (Woody Allen) hires out his friend (John Turturro), an unassuming florist, as a male escort for a pair of lonely women (Sharon Stone, Vanessa Paradis).

Cast: John Turturro , Woody Allen , Sharon Stone , Sofía Vergara , Vanessa Paradis , Liev Schreiber , Bob Balaban , Eugenia Kuzmina

Director: John Turturro

Genres: Comedy drama, Romance

Distributor: Millennium Entertainment

Fading Gigolo (2013)

Release Date: April 18th, 2014|1 hr. 38 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 7 )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie is a fantasy, and the choice is either share the fantasy or don't participate. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The breezy and sometime absurd Fading Gigolo is reminiscent of vintage Italian films and early Woody Allen movies. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The best thing to be said for this lumbering comedy is that it offers a chance to see Vanessa Paradis, the singularly alluring French singer, actress and model, play Avigal, a melancholy Hasidic widow in Brooklyn, N.Y., and play the role with exceptional delicacy. Otherwise, arrgh! show more

  • May 20, 2014 soreilly00
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    Loved this movie. Very funny and so well acted. It is a five.

  • May 12, 2014 anyaluz.lobos
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    I am pleased to discover that John Turturro is as good a director as he is an actor. Although initially I hesitated to even see this movie, based on it's low score on Rotten Tomatoes.com, I soon realized that the score was the result of some very mixed reviews, many of which were quite enthusiastic. I'm glad I chanced it. Unlike many Hollywood movies that go so far overboard in their efforts to be sexy, that they actually turn most women off, Fading Gigolo gets it just right. John Turturro (the director and the actor) clearly understands a sexually experienced woman's need to feel her desire increasing in slow, delicious increments. In this sense Fading Gigolo is quite exquisite. The acting is good, all the way around, and the story unfolds in a clever yet unpretentious manner, often providing insight at unexpected moments. Hollywood can keep it's overly eager male jocks that rush toward a woman like puppies clamoring for a milk bowl! I'll take the subtlety and finesse of Turturro any day. -- Anya Luz Lobos, author

  • May 07, 2014 Margaret Opine
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    I'M NOT A WOODY ALLEN FAN BUT I WAS IN THE MOOD FOR A COMEDY. ALLEN SERVES ME BEST TO BE IN A MOVIE LIKE THIS COMPARED TO HIM DIRECTING IT; ALTHOUGH HE SEEMS TO BE GETTING BETTER. *THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA FOR A STORYLINE: SEXY AND FUNNY AND THEN A TRANSFER TO CARING. BUT WHOEVER DID THE SCRIPT DIDN'T KNOW WHERE TO GO WITH THE SCRIPT AFTER IT WAS SET UP. (AND, JUST A NOTE GUYS, WHEN A GIRL CRIES IT IS BEST TO DO WHAT HE DID BUT BETTER: ASK HER DOES SHE WANT TO BE HELD. THAT WOULD BE GOOD SERVICE TOO.--MO

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'Fading Gigolo' Trailer: Woody Allen Plays the Pimp (VIDEO)

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Katie Roberts on Aug 13th, 2013 3:30PM

Antidote Films Woody Allen plays the world's most awkward pimp in "Fading Gigolo," the latest from writer-director John Turturro, who also stars. Allen and Turturro play Murray and Fioravante,...

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