Behind the Candelabra-2013
Starring-Michael Douglas, Matt Damon
Reviewed July 14, 2013
I thoroughly enjoyed this HBO film based on the life of Liberace, whom I was too young to know much about before viewing this movie. The excesses of his lavish lifestyle are explored completely.
The standouts are Michael Douglas and Matt Damon who are both exceptional in their portrayals of Liberace and his young lover. Both were unrecognizable at times and completely embodied their characters. I can’t attest to the absolute truth to the story, but the HBO film does a nice job of mixing joy, passion, heartbreak, sadness, and competition throughout.
The story undoubtedly bears a likeness to many Hollywood troubled relationships past and present.