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The Look of Love

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary
Paul Raymond (Steve Coogan) builds a porn, entertainment and real estate empire that makes him the wealthiest man in Britain, but drugs doom his beloved daughter, Debbie (Imogen Poots).

Cast: Steve Coogan , Anna Friel , Tamsin Egerton , Imogen Poots , Chris Addison , James Lance , Matthew Beard , David Walliams

Director: Michael Winterbottom

Genres: Biography, Docudrama

Distributor: IFC Films

The Look of Love (2013)

Release Date: July 5th, 2013|1 hr. 41 min.

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  • It’s still compelling entertainment, as any biopic about Paul Raymond ought to be. Though nearly unknown in the U.S., Raymond was a famous figure in his native Britain, a flashy combination of Donald Trump and Hugh Hefner. show more

  • The film is absorbing on a scene-by-scene basis. But it connects the dots of Raymond’s life in a perfunctory way, without locating a fluid through-line or gaining emotional access to its elusive subject. show more

  • Winterbottom's 2004 film "9 Songs" is the most sexually explicit picture ever to get general release in Britain. Oddly, given its subject matter, The Look of Love turns out to be much tamer; as Raymond's shows and magazines become raunchier, the director sidesteps or actively censors the steamiest material. show more

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