John Turturro’s Fading Gigolo: Trailer

Written & Directed by: John Turturro
Starring: John Turturro, Woody Allen, Sofia Vergara, Vanessa Paradis, Sharon Stone, Liev Schreiber


Everytime I see the word (which isn’t that often i’ll add) I get  I’m a Gigolo Spending Lots of Dough stuck in my head for a good hour or so. I don’t think the song really fits with the sweetness of John Turturro, but this film this looks like it’s going to be just great! First off I LOVE John Turturro…in everything from ‘very very sneaky’ in Mr Deeds, to Hillbilly Hogwallop in one of my favourite films O Brother Where Art Thou. Turturro writes, directs, and stars in In Fading Gigolo – a film about a not so young man who becomes a modern day Don Juan with the help of his friend and soon to be pimp Murray, played by Woody Allen. With a great cast, a sexy scene involving Sofia Vergara (HOTTT) and Sharon Stone on a bed together in lingerie, and a funny and unlikely pimping pair, I think this film is going to be pretty entertaining!



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Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his “manager”, the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.



Source: IMDb



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About Andrea Lestrange

I love to write about different types of film - from blockbusters, to indies, and documentaries. I enjoy exploring and discussing different themes and angles, with a light-hearted edge to keep things fun. I am based in London, and currently looking to pursue a career in the film industry.

One thought on “John Turturro’s Fading Gigolo: Trailer

  1. John Turturro proofed that he can handle a light comedy as an actor as well as a director. It is easy to see how he got Woody Allen to appear in his film because the story could be by Woody Allen himself and the figure Allen plays sounds as familiar as it can be. Even the Jewish neighborhood fits very well.

    The movie starts out with no waste of time as a Woody Allen-style comedy without overdoing it. Allen coaxes Turturro, who works in a flower shop to become a hired lover for rich middle aged ladies. They share the money he gets and Allen spends it for the black! family he lives with. This partnership works out pretty fast and quite successful. But then the story does a sudden turn into deeper emotions when Allen connects him with the widow Avigal who is a devoted Jewess who after two years still mourns her dead husband…

    Although many scenes begin as a comedy some end on a very touching note. John Turturro knows when it is best to let the audience guess what will come next. Although a bit of a fairy tale story he never completely leaves the bounds of reality, especially in the end of the film. I left the theater with a smile.

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