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Aro Favourite Venus

 

UK 2006, 94 minutes
Dir. Roger Michell
Genres: Drama / Romance

Topics: Late-life, Showbiz.

 

Aroview: The writer and dir. of THE MOTHER reteam for a companion piece to that film, this time inverting its premise to detail a relationship between a fading elderly actor (Peter O'Toole), and an incorrigible young girl from the North (newcomer Whittaker).

More of an autumnal lament than a romance, the couple nevertheless find palpable sexual chemistry in their unlikely companionship. While apparently not written with O'Toole in mind, the part fits him like a glove as he provides everything that it demands; sensitivity, strength, charm, cynicism, wisdom, and yes, virility. Indeed, it serves as a tribute to his legendary status, and may in the end be the 'other' film for which O'Toole will be finally remembered.

NZ International Film Festival 2007

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  • aspect ratio: 16:9
 

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