Venus

Venus

DVD - 2007
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A veteran actor becomes enamoured with the grandniece of his closest friend.
Audience: OFRB rating: 14A.
Publisher: Montreal : Alliance Atlantis, 2007.
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Venus
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : digital, sound, color ; 12 cm
Language Note: In English dubbed in French with French subtitles.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

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alexander_emrys
Dec 24, 2018

After seeing Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor, I decided I wanted to watch everything else she's ever been in. This was her first film, and she played the part of a late teens/early 20s woman whose family doesn't accept her life's choices very well.

Peter O'Toole's character was a sleazy old man. He was as manipulative as Jodie's character, but possibly even more so as he had all the power in the dynamic. Yes, he was nice to her when her uncle wasn't, but he then used that to make her think she had to let him sniff her neck or speak obscenely to her in order to get gifts.

The only reason this is getting two and a half stars instead of a flat two is the ending.

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Courier2003
Aug 20, 2015

GLAD TO SEE PETER O'TOOLE GETTING WORK IN 2007. I DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT AT HIS AGE. DON'T KNOW IF HE PASSED AWAY BY NOW. MOVIE WAS SLOW GOING. I DID SOME FAST FORWARDS. BONUS FEATURE WAS INTERESTING ABOUT 2 OLD ACTORS. FOUND THIS MOVIE ON DASHBOARD. I HAVE BEEN THRU THAT PROSTATE REMOVAL. WAS GOOD TO SEE RICHARD GRIFFITHS AGAIN. HE WAS THE BIG GUY AT THE RESTAURANT.

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JackPurcell
May 16, 2015

An old man too old for most sinning and a shallow young woman who has most of her sins ahead of her are the central theme in an environment of humor, pain and misuse. Excellent acting by O'Toole, as always.

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garycornell
Aug 10, 2014

Peter O'Toole makes you believe in the impossible. Could he be in love with a woman 50 years younger than himself? He has me as a believer! It is just great acting on everyone's part. It is a small movie and I think a lot of you may have missed it. If you are a Peter O'Toole fan, then you'll marvel at what he can do at an advanced age. Quite simply a good movie that might have overlooked.

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ssmerlin
Oct 11, 2011

Disgusting.

tnordby Jul 26, 2010

I was so excited about this film and, upon watching it, felt let down. Peter O'Toole is incredible, but I found it difficult to like his character. Vanessa Redgrave is underwhelming and the storyline seems hurried at the end. All in all: a great disappointment.

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Symbiosis2009
Jan 06, 2010

Peter O'Toole is what makes this movie.

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Cabby
Feb 13, 2009

Peter O'Toole nominted for best actor Oscar.

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reviewer
Apr 30, 2008

Reasonably good human-interest story but nothing extraordinary, despite powerhouse cast. Vanessa Redgrave plays an annoying role as the main character's ex-wife / doormat.

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