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      Venus

      2006, Drama/Romance, 1h 35m

      153 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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      Audiences may attend to witness Peter O'Toole's Oscar-worthy performance, but they'll also be treated to a humane, tender exploration of maturing with both dignity and irreverence. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      Maurice (Peter O'Toole) and Ian (Leslie Phillips) are veteran British actors who share a friendship and comfortable routines into their 70s. The arrival of Ian's grand-niece, Jessie (Jodie Whittaker), shakes things up for the two old friends. Ian has no patience with the young woman, but Maurice finds her enchanting. He wants to show Jessie the sights and teach her about life, then realizes how little he actually knows.

      • Rating: R (Language|Brief Nudity|Some Sexual Content)

      • Genre: Drama, Romance

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Roger Michell

      • Producer: Kevin Loader

      • Writer: Hanif Kureishi

      • Release Date (Theaters):  limited

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      • Box Office (Gross USA): $3.3M

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      • Distributor: Miramax Films

      • Production Co: Free Range Films, Miramax Films, FilmFour

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      • Aug 09, 2014

        A beautiful and striking meditation on aging, living and facing mortality with a superb performance by the incomparable Peter O'Toole. Exceptional performances by veteran Phillips and newcomer Whittaker. Excellent performances all around with a uniquely inspiring script. An excellent movie in every way. A film that should not be missed.

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      • Dec 24, 2012

        Ick! While the Venus of the film is great O'Toole is about ten years too old for this May December romance. The sparks are forced.

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      • Oct 20, 2010

        An odd but sweet and touching story.

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      • Mar 20, 2009

        Not at all what I expected, but that's a good thing since this movie had me laughing almost nonstop. Peter O'Toole had his heart broken again by just missing out on finally winning Best Actor for his role as a dirty old man who falls in love with his best friend's daughter's niece, whom he affectionately calls Venus. Maurice is a veteran actor who is somewhat rapidly dying, though you wouldn't know it from how young Jessie makes his feel. A very good movie with a lot of funny, albeit dirty dialogue.

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