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By The Sea
« on: June 24, 2017, 06:46:07 am »
http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/beyond-the-sea-2004

"Kevin Spacey believes he was born to play Bobby Darin. I believe he was born to play more interesting characters, and has, and will, but I can see his point. He looks a little like Darin and sounds a lot like him, and apparently when he was growing up he formed one of those emotional connections with a performer where admiration is mixed with pity.

Darin's own emotional connection was apparently with Frank Sinatra, a pop singer he hoped to displace. That wasn't going to happen; there is a point beyond which talent cannot be extended into genius. He died young, at 37, having lived most of his life on borrowed time. After rheumatic fever at 7, he wasn't expected to live past 15. That he found 22 more years, had great success and made recordings that are still popular today is an achievement, but not one that makes a biopic necessary, unless the filmmaker is moved by a personal obsession.".

I LOVED this film.

Saw it first on cable, then bought the DVD from Amazon.

Kevin Spacey is by far one of my favorite actors. I will watch anything he is in at least once.

This man is IMO extremely talented.

This film he stars in, directs, co-wrote and of course was one of the producers. He did all the singing as well.

If you like Kevin Spacey and/or are interested in knowing about Bobby Darin, who was also extremely talented, came from nothing and died way too soon,
consider getting a copy of the DVD or however you sample films and watch this film.

"Don't Take My Boop-Oop-A-Doop Away"

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