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De-Lovely (2004)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Music | 6 August 2004 (USA)
Inspecting a magical biographical stage musical, composer Cole Porter reviews his life and career with his wife, Linda.

Director:

Irwin Winkler

Writer:

Jay Cocks

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Kline ... Cole Porter
Ashley Judd ... Linda Porter
Jonathan Pryce ... Gabe
Kevin McNally ... Gerald Murphy
Sandra Nelson ... Sara Murphy
Allan Corduner ... Monty Woolley
Peter Polycarpou ... L.B. Mayer
Keith Allen ... Irving Berlin
James Wilby ... Edward Thomas
Kevin McKidd ... Bobby Reed
Richard Dillane ... Bill Wrather
Edward Baker-Duly ... Boris Kochno
Angie Hill ... Ellin Berlin
Harry Ditson ... Dr. Moorhead
Tayler Hamilton ... Honoria Murphy
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Storyline

De-Lovely is an original musical portrait of American composer Cole Porter, filled with his unforgettable songs. In the film, Porter is looking back on his life as if it was one of his spectacular stage shows, with the people and events of his life becoming the actors and action onstage. Through elaborate production numbers and popular hits like "Anything Goes," "It's De-Lovely," and "Night and Day," Porter's elegant, excessive past comes to light - including his deeply complicated relationship with his wife and muse, Linda Lee Porter. Written by Anonymous

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A love that would never die and music that would live forever.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

6 August 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Just One of Those Things See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$292,963, 4 July 2004

Gross USA:

$13,456,633

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,611,951
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

André Schneider auditioned for the part that finally went to Kevin McKidd. See more »

Goofs

In the song "Night and Day", Kevin Kline says, "Try E-flat" after the band has already started modulating to that key. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gabe: Hello, Cole. I let myself in.
Cole Porter: We're not late, are we? I hate to be late.
Gabe: No, no. We're fine. That sounded lovely.
Cole Porter: I hate funeral music. Though, under the circumstances, I suppose I should say my prayers.
Gabe: Why start now?
Cole Porter: Exactly.
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Connections

References Anything Goes (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Weren't We Fools
(1927)
Performed by Kevin Kline and Kevin McNally
Music and Lyrics written by Cole Porter
Music Published by Warner Bros. Inc./Chappell & Co, Inc. (ASCAP)
Produced by Stephen Endelman and Peter Asher
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14 November 2004 | by mk35See all my reviews

after the movie finished a young man with a foreign accent sitting near me asked me the following question."did some-one like him really exist and did he write all those words and the music as well." I was able to tell him a few more things about the legendary man and his music because as an amateur jazz pianist I have always envied the wonderful literacy and the every lasting notes that Cole Porter put together. Would I only be able to do the same and perpetuate those royalties that have accumulated over so many years. I don't care what he was as a person but Cole Porter was pure genius and having tried to get songs published for the last 45 years I know how hard it is to get even a single break through. Why he hardly ever stopped using his great talent and has delighted so many with his wit, warmth and wisdom. As he says in "high society" "who wants to be a millionaire". He did and he has enhanced the lives of millions of listeners, laymen and lovers through-out the world including my new young friend who had never heard of Cole Porter!


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