3.5

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Biography Romance


 

A fading Oscar-winning star and a young English actor disregard their 28 year age difference when they start a romance.

As the credits roll we learn that "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool" is based on a true story. That statement is qualified with a sentence saying, "parts of this story have been fictionalised for dramatic effect". Even without knowing which parts are sourced in reality and which parts have been imagined, you can trust the story to hold interest. The actors deliver honest, finely crafted depictions of vulnerability and vanity, tenderly rendered, and the unlikely becomes believable. Stayin' alive.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 1st March 2018
Transmission Films 105 mins