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Toronto Film Review: 'Fading Gigolo'
Proving that striking the right tone is all it takes to transform an outlandish concept -- like an antiquarian book dealer launching an escort service to compensate for lost income -- into a relatively classy night at the movies, John Turturro brings sensitivity and intelligence to a subject that could have gone terribly awry in "Fading Gigolo." Featuring a welcome performance by Woody Allen as the world's unlikeliest procurer and a wonderfully sensual turn by Turturro as an equally surprising lover, this wryly observant dramedy recognizes (and respects) the erogenous appeal of cinema in a way that should play especially well to the distaff half of older arthouse-goers.
September 13, 2013