De-lovely

De-lovely

Kevin Kline
Director: Irwin Winkler Cast: Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
, Ashley Judd
Ashley Judd
, Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce
Irwin Winkler

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Overview

The public and private lives of famed songwriter Cole Porter are both explored in this musical drama, in which the aging Porter (played by Kevin Kline) looks back on his life while watching a rehearsal of a stage musical based on his story. As Porter compares notes on the play with director Gabe (Jonathan Pryce), he shares thoughts on his rise to fame in the mid-'20s, writing witty and sophisticated tunes for a string of successful Broadway musicals. Porter seemed to be living a charmed life when he met Linda Thomas (Ashley Judd), a beautiful American woman who, like Porter, was enjoying a sojourn in Paris following the collapse of her first marriage. Thomas is immediately taken with Porter, whose intelligence and charm is a welcome change after her brutal first husband, and the two discover they share a remarkable understanding of one another. Porter and Thomas marry, even though she's aware that her new husband is gay; Thomas is willing to forgive Porter's indiscretions with other men in favor of the emotional support he brings her. However, as the years wear on and the couple takes up residence in Hollywood as Porter begins writing tunes for motion pictures, Thomas finds Porter drifting away from her as his liaisons become more frequent and more serious. Then tragedy enters their life when Porter loses the use of his legs in a riding accident and Thomas is diagnosed with cancer. De-Lovely features a number of noted pop singers interpreting classic songs from Porter's catalog, including Diana Krall, Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette, Elvis Costello, Robbie Williams, Mick Hucknall, and others.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/05/2011
UPC: 0883904230496
Original Release: 2004
Rating: PG-13
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: A
Time: 2:05:00

Special Features

Audio commentary by director Irwin Winkler and Kevin Kline ; Audio commentary by director Irwin Winkler and writer Jay Cocks ; Making of De-Lovely featurette ; Music of De-Lovely featurette ; Anatomy of a scene: Be a Clown featurette; Anatomy of a scene: Love for sale featurette; Deleted scenes ; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kevin Kline Cole Porter
Ashley Judd Linda Lee Porter
Jonathan Pryce Gabe
Kevin McNally Gerald Murphy
Alan Corduner Monty Woolley
Sandra Nelson Sara Murphy
Keith Allen Irving Berlin
James Wilby Edward Thomas
Kevin McKidd Bobby Reed
Richard Dillane Bill Wrather
Edward Baker-Duly Boris Kochno
Robbie Williams Musical Performer
Leopold Lemarchand Musical Performer
Elvis Costello Musical Performer
Alanis Morissette Musical Performer
John Barrowman Musical Performer
Caroline O'Connor Musical Performer
Sheryl Crow Musical Performer
Mick Hucknall Musical Performer
Diana Krall Musical Performer
Vivian Green Musical Performer
Lara Fabian Musical Performer
Mario Frangoulis Musical Performer
Natalie Cole Musical Performer
Angie Hill Ellin Berlin
Peter Polycarpou Louis B. Mayer
Nicola Dawn Actor
Lemar Obika Actor
Gene Shalit Actor

Technical Credits
Irwin Winkler Director,Producer
John Bush Set Decoration/Design
Simon Channing-Williams Executive Producer
Jay Cocks Screenwriter
Rob Cowan Producer
Gail Egan Executive Producer
Stephen Endelman Musical Arrangement
Tim Fraser Sound/Sound Designer
Tony Gibbs Editor
Nina Gold Casting
John Hill Art Director
Francesca Jaynes Choreography
Julie Monroe Editor
Sarah Monzani Makeup
Tony Pierce-Roberts Cinematographer
Josh Robertson Asst. Director
Eve Stewart Production Designer
Charles Winkler Producer
Janty Yates Costumes/Costume Designer

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