Fading Gigolo

THURSDAY March 13, 4:00pm & 7:00pm, Edgartown Cinemas

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Dir. John Turturro
Comedy | U.S.A. | 2013 | 98 min.

Woody Allen plays a pimp and John Turturro his gigolo employee. Got that? Accept the brilliantly absurd premise and you're in for a hilarious ride. Working from his own screenplay, Turturro sets up the crazy idea in quick, bold strokes, then goes on to explore just what it would mean to be a middle-aged man for hire. His characters are strong and unapologetic, including legendary screen sexpots Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara who turn up as eager clients. But the film's most surprising and affecting element is the romance that develops between the gigolo and an orthodox Jewish widow.

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