• Fading Gigolo (2014)

Fading Gigolo

Release Date: April 18th, 2014

DVD Release Date: August 19th, 2014

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

Production Co: Antidote Films

Keywords: Transformation, Rousing, Charming, New York City, 2010s, Temptation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Fading Gigolo features enough strange narrative turns and modest laughs, not to mention a substantial role for Woody Allen as a very unlikely pimp, to provide a measure of curiosity value. show more

  • 80
    Bob MondelloNPR

    Turturro's direction owes a little something to Spike Lee, and a lot to Allen, who reportedly had a hand in helping refine the script — certainly his own lines sound as if he's simply riffing in character. Together they succeed in keeping the mood light, even as the filmmaker is gently tugging the plot in other directions — to look at loneliness, and longing, and heartbreak. show more

  • 20
    Jordan HoffmanFilm.com

    Fading Gigolo wants to be some sort of sunny tapestry about New York’s social groups, but it’s impossible to see past its absurd premise. show more

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