Fading Gigolo is fun to watch, it comes with a nice script! With Woody Allen & John Turturro playing their parts so beautifully, you can’t ask for anything better more. The movie also doesn’t disappoint you on the glamour quotient, Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara just lit up the screen with their beautiful smile and flawless acting.
“Fading Gigolo” is a nice light hearted comedy drama film, a perfect movie to give you a break in your stressed routine.
Dr. Parker (Sharon Stone), a wealthy dermatologist, mentions to her patient Murray (Woody Allen) that she and a woman friend, Selima, wish to experience a ménage à trois and asks if he knows a willing man. Murray, whose used bookstore has failed, convinces his friend and former employee Fioravante (John Turturro) to take the gig, as both are short of money. Soon, they build a thriving gigolo trade with Murray as the pimp. Murray lives with Othella (Tonya Pinkins) and her children, one of whom gets head lice. Murray takes the boy to Avigal, the attractive widow of a Hassidic rabbi, for treatment.
Murray tells her Fioravante is a massage healer who can help her and takes her to see him. Being too religiously observant to even shake hands with him, she nonetheless allows Fioravante to massage her back and that touch, the first in two years, since the passing of her husband, brings her to tears. Meanwhile, Dovi (Liev Schreiber), who works for Shomrim, a Williamsburg, Brooklyn neighborhood patrol, becomes suspicious and follows Murray. Dovi is in love with Avigal, but she does not encourage him. Fioravante and Avigal meet several more times, culminating in a kiss in the park.
Fioravante is summoned to the long planned ménage, but is unable to finish. The two women cheerfully realize the truth—he has fallen in love.
Murray is kidnapped by a group of Hassids, taken to a Rabbinic Court, and interrogated. Avigal interrupts the court and confesses to violating the laws of modesty, but nothing more, explaining she was lonely.
Avigal now accepts Dovi, but has him drive her to Fioravante to say good bye. Fioravante tells Murray he is leaving, but reconsiders after an encounter with a beautiful woman.
Overall a descent movie, you can consider to watch it for a nice break, if you are looking for something intense, then stay away from this one.
Our Rating – 6.5 / 10
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