Summary: What a beautiful film. I haven't seen a lot of movies from last year, but this one is surely to stay near the top of my list. The acting was brilliant, Douglas deserved all of the accolades that he won. Damon probably deserved them as well. The greatest surprise of the film, though, was seeing Rob Lowe with a giant mop on his head. Amazing! Everything about this film screamed excess, from the colors, acting, clothes (which were great) and their homes.
Summary: Based on the autobiography, the film explores the relationship between Liberace and his six-year relationship with young lover Scott Thorson. This movie has outstanding acting and a good cast.
Summary: Michael Douglas does a amazing job. HBO made this movie for cable TV so no big screen release in USA means it will only receive Emmys not Academy awards as Michael Douglas performance deserves !!! The behind the scenes story of Scott Thorson played by Matt Damon 6 year relationship with Liberace played by Michael Douglas. Its a love story with all its up and downs its funny sad and gives us a glimpse into one of Las Vegas great entertainers private life.
Summary: It may be a TV movie, but this HBO production deserves to be seen on the big screen. Steven Soderbergh delivers a scintillating drama in his supposed final directorial effort (for this week at least...) Reminiscent of Oscar Wilde's turbulent relationship with young Bosie, this so-over-the-top-it-must-be-true tale centres on a warts 'n' wigs 'n' all portrayal of extravagant pianist Liberace by Michael Douglas, who hasn't been this riveting since 'Wonder Boys' way back in...
Summary: Several moments through this film I found myself almost covering my eyes in disbelief as Matt Damon & Michael Douglas stared into each others eyes before a lovers embrace... I eventually sat through my typical kiwi bloke discomfort as my girlfriend chuckled away to herself and could see the film as a brilliant portrayal of a very flamboyant individual. The film was over the top with bedazzled cloaks, cars and wall hangings but that was Liberace apparently.
Conclusion: To watch two main stream stars known for playing tough guys camping it up in this biopic is a great idea. Both Michael Douglas and Matt Damon have a ball as Douglas plays seventies and eighties entertainer Liberace whilst Damon is his partner. It shows the entertainer as his most raw and tells you to what lengths he would go to to both keep himself young and keep his sexuality a secret.