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Venus, 2006

Venus
Directed by: Roger Michell
Written by: Hanif Kureishi
Language:  English
Country:  UK
Runtime:  95 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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Venus can be described as bittersweet, touching, and sentimental. The plot revolves around aging, the life of an actor, and human nature. The main genres are drama and comedy. In approach, Venus is realistic. It takes place in contemporary times.

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Venus (2006)
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Screen legend Peter O'Toole stars in this moving story of an elderly actor and his somewhat questionable... more

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Language: English
Country: UK
Release date: 22 February 2007
Runtime: 95 min

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Peter O'Toole Peter O'Toole As Maurice
Jodie Whittaker Jodie Whittaker As Jessie
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Told with wit, genuine poignancy and all kinds of humor, Venus charts the unlikely relationship between a man in his 70s and a young woman more than half a century his junior.
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by: Kenneth Turan
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A heartbreaking comedy that is simultaneously funny and sad, raunchy and sweet, funky and elegiac. These fresh, unexpected juxtapositions are a specialty of the writer Hanif Kureishi ("My Beautiful Laundrette"), a sworn enemy of cliché.
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As the reviews mentioned Peter O'Toole was superb and the story was original and worth watching. It had great moments and was a quick 1hr and 30 min. The film took some left turns which prevented it from being a classic but overall the characters...
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22.March.2009 |  by: prozac pop
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Tender, moving performances by O'Toole and Redgrave. This is an actor's film; plot and all that other nonsense are secondary. Watch this film to see what it's like when human beings give themselves over completely to playing roles with depth and...
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20.March.2009 |  by: sethdellinger
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You won't see great acting like that in "Venus" every day (or maybe every year). All the characters are played exceptionally well, starting with Peter O'Toole. The story, set in contemporary London, concerns a very unusual relationship between a...
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