• Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017)

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Release Date: December 29th, 2017

DVD Release Date: April 24th, 2018

R |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

Hollywood actress Gloria Grahame finds romance and happiness with a younger man, but her life changes forever when she is diagnosed with breast cancer in the 1970s.

Cast: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Kenneth Cranham, Vanessa Redgrave, Frances Barber, Leanne Best

Director: Paul McGuigan

Genres: Romance , Historical drama , Biography

Production Co: Eon Productions Ltd., Synchronistic Pictures

Keywords: Love, Death, Engaging, Emotional, Forbidden love, 1980s, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Wendy IdeScreen International

    Although there’s certainly a lot going on on screen, our attention is focused on Bening’s central performance. show more

  • 90
    Stephen FarberThe Hollywood Reporter

    There is no denying the emotional force that this film develops, and for that, we can credit talented filmmakers and two stars working at the height of their powers. show more

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    It’s always rewarding to see her (Bening) in action, even though her latest movie, Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool, doesn’t measure up to her performance. show more

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Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)