Love, Just Like in the Movies.
Few but film buffs remember Hollywood star Gloria Grahame, a wisecracking, sultry blonde in the 40s and 50s whose career largely dried up after the heyday of film noir. Which makes Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, a tender, bittersweet biopic about her final years, all the more poignant. Annette Bening and Jamie Bell are sexy, funny and touching as Grahame and the young Liverpudlian actor, Peter Turner, with whom she enjoyed a surprising May-September romance before her death in 1981.
Certificate 15. Runtime 106 mins. Director Paul McGuigan
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool available on Digital, and on Blu-ray & DVD from 19 March.