The Look of Love
- 101 min
- Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
- Written by: Matt Greenhalgh
- Cast: Imogen Poots, Steve Coogan, Anna Friel
- UK release: 26 April 2013
Winterbottom's biopic of soft porn/strip club tycoon Paul Raymond (Coogan) never finds its tone, partly because of the way Coogan's endearing-sleazebag persona overwhelms the script's sketchy characterisation. As the women in Raymond's life, the female performers (Poots, Friel and Egerton) are funnier and more forceful than the film asks them to be.
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The Look of Love26 Feb 2013
Michael Winterbottom's biopic of soft porn tycoon Paul Raymond never finds its tone
Despite juicy subject matter and a promising cast, this biopic of the British strip club and soft porn tycoon Paul Raymond never quite finds its tone. In its first half, it deploys a weak end-of-the-pier comic mode which might fit its tasselled, trashy…
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