Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool

Paul McGuigan (2017)

Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Vanessa Redgrave, Julie Walters Rated 15 Run time 103 mins

Nominated for Best Actor, Actress and Adapted Screenplay at the 71st BAFTA’s

Growing old can be a bitch for anyone. But just try doing it if you are a middle-aged blonde bombshell left adrift on the outskirts of showbiz, beset by waning health and fading fame. Hollywood actress Gloria Grahame finds romance and happiness with a younger man, but her life changes forever when she is diagnosed with breast cancer in the 1970s.

80% – Rotten Tomatoes

“It’s a classy weepy with some killer dialogue, but Bening is the big sell here. Given one of the juiciest roles of her career, she makes every moment count.”

“The simple pleasures of “Film Stars?” lie in the sincerity with which it honors friendship, unapologetic attraction and deep loyalty.”

“Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool” and Gloria Grahame’s defiant power – The New Yorker

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool: The tragic life of Hollywood sensation Gloria Grahame – The Guardian