Love Ranch Poster

Release Date: June 30th, 2010

R|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
In the late 1970s, Grace and Charlie Bontempo open Nevada's first legal brothel. Their lives take a sudden turn when a boxer from South America comes to the brothel to train, causing a deadly love triangle to form.

Cast: Dame Helen Mirren, Joe Pesci, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Gina Gershon, Taryn Manning, Scout Taylor-Compton, Bai Ling, Elise Neal

Director: Taylor Hackford

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Anvil Films, Capitol Films, Rising Star

Distributors: E1 Entertainment

Keywords: Melodramatic, Escape, Wife, Love, 1970s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Mirren cuts the figure of a bodice-ripping paperback heroine, a withering desert flower who blooms in the arms of a swarthy prizefighter roughly half her age. Mirren embodies the fantasy beautifully -- but Hackford's feature-length valentine to her all but sabotages the rest of the movie. show more

  • Thanks to the great Helen Mirren as the wife and Spanish actor Sergio Peris-Mencheta as the boxer, the film does create a convincing portrait of a late-flourishing love that takes everyone by surprise. show more

  • Mirren tricked out in mid-70's pimp wear -- ahead of her time, she even brandishes a cane -- has a certain charm, but novelty alone can't keep Love Ranch's tiresome tropes and plodding storyline from dragging the film down through the Nevada dust. show more

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