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      De-Lovely

      2004, Musical/Biography, 2h 5m

      155 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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      Musical numbers save movie from cliches. Read critic reviews

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      De-Lovely  Photos

      Musical performer LARA FABIAN rehearses "Another Op'nin', Another Show" for Cole Porter's "Kiss Me, Kate" KEVIN KLINE and ASHLEY JUDD star as Cole and Linda Porter in MGM Pictures' musical drama DE-LOVELY. Cole Porter (KEVIN KLINE) rehearses a number from his new show, "Paris," (L to R) Director IRWIN WINKLER, ASHLEY JUDD and KEVIN KLINE on the set of MGM Pictures' musical drama DE-LOVELY. Musical performer ELVIS COSTELLO performs "Let's Misbehave" at Cole Porter's Venetian Costume Ball Cole Porter (KEVIN KLINE, center) leads a crowd of partygoers in singing "Well, Did You Evah?", including Linda (ASHLEY JUDD, right) and Sara Murphy (SANDRA NELSON, left, in white stole), Musical performer ROBBIE WILLIAMS sings "It's De-lovely" at Cole and Linda Porter's wedding Musical performers MARIO FRANGOULIS and LARA FABIAN sing "So In Love" in Cole Porter's Broadway production of "Kiss Me, Kate" KEVIN KLINE stars as Cole Porter in MGM Pictures' musical drama DE-LOVELY. ASHLEY JUDD and KEVIN KLINE star as legendary couple Linda and Cole Porter performing "Easy to Love" in MGM Pictures' musical drama DE-LOVELY. Cole (KEVIN KLINE) and Linda (ASHLEY JUDD) get married in MGM Pictures' musical drama DE-LOVELY. ASHLEY JUDD and KEVIN KLINE star as Linda and Cole Porter in MGM Pictures' musical drama DE-LOVELY. KEVIN KLINE and ASHLEY JUDD star as Cole and Linda Porter in MGM Pictures' musical drama DE-LOVELY. Gabe (JONATHAN PRYCE) leads the company in "Blow, Gabriel, Blow" . ASHLEY JUDD stars as Linda Porter in MGM Pictures' musical drama DE-LOVELY. ASHLEY JUDD stars as Linda Porter in MGM Pictures' musical drama DE-LOVELY. Cole Porter (KEVIN KLINE, right) performs "Be a Clown" with Louis B. Mayer PETER POLYCARPOU, center) and assorted workers and film extras on the MGM Studios Backlot . Musical performer ALANIS MORISSETTE performs "Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love" in the opening night performance of Cole Porter's musical "Paris" Cole Porter (KEVIN KLINE) and musical performer ALANIS MORISSETTE rehearse "Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love" for Porter's new musical "Paris Musical performer NATALIE COLE sings "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye"

      Movie Info

      At the staging of a musical production based on his life story, songwriter Cole Porter (Kevin Kline) begins to reflect on his life and career. As he trades notes with the play's director, Gabe (Jonathan Pryce), Porter recollects his meteoric rise on Broadway during the mid-1920s and his first meeting with wife and muse Linda Thomas (Ashley Judd). He also recalls his many extramarital, homosexual dalliances, and the deep depression and seclusion of his final years.

      • Rating: PG-13 (Sexual Content)

      • Genre: Musical, Biography, Drama, Lgbtq+

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Irwin Winkler

      • Producer: Irwin Winkler, Rob Cowan, Charles Winkler, Stephen Endelman

      • Writer: Jay Cocks

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $13.3M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

      • Production Co: United Artists, Winkler Films

      • Sound Mix: SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS, Surround

      Cast & Crew

      Kevin Kline
      Ashley Judd
      Kevin R. McNally
      Allan Corduner
      Sandra Nelson
      Keith Allen
      James Wilby
      Kevin McKidd
      Richard Dillane
      Natalie Cole
      Elvis Costello
      Sheryl Crow
      Alanis Morissette
      Caroline O'Connor
      Angie Hill
      John Barrowman
      Nicola Dawn
      Rob Cowan
      Jay Cocks
      Gail Egan
      Simon Channing Williams
      Tony Pierce-Roberts
      Eve Stewart
      Julie Monroe
      Janty Yates
      Stephen Endelman
      Georgina Lowe
      Sarah Monzani
      Simon Thompson

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      Audience Reviews for De-Lovely

      • Sep 18, 2012

        Being a musician who has played most of these songs makes it hard to be objective. This is a far superior film to the Cary Grant biopic made when Porter was alive. It seems accurate in its portrayal of Porter. The cast is excellent. I didn't like the reworking of Begin the Beguine. Other than that I was happy with it. The ending moved me.

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      • Apr 30, 2011

        Irwin Winkler hit it out of the ballpark with this one. Wonderful performances by Kevin Kline as the musical legend Cole Porter. Ashley Judd was spectacular as Porter's wife. The music is absolutely fantastic with appearances by Sheryl Crow, Natalie Cole, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall and Alanis Morrisette. Popcorn bag goes to Kevin Kline who brought depth and dimension to the Cole Porter character.

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      • Apr 04, 2010

        The music, so vividly emphasized, made this film more of a musical in itself than a biopic of Cole Porter, a man whose life was riddled with rumors, infidelities, and the his love for his soulmate, Linda. In short, it was almost a musical written by Oscar Wilde.

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      • Dec 13, 2008

        The acting and music are really good, but focuses way too much on his homosexual interests and weird-as-hell personal life. God bless Ashley Judd.

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