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Release Date: July 5th, 2013

DVD Release Date: October 8th, 2013

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

Production Co: Revolution Films, Baby Cow Productions

Distributors: IFC Films

Keywords: Love, 1990s, Emotional, Rise, Daughter, London

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

  • In his press notes, Winterbottom adds: “We didn’t make the moral too obvious, or too heavy-handed.” And they don’t. But the bottom line is unmistakable. show more

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