Behind the Candelabra

Behind the Candelabra

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Average of 286 ratings: 3.3 Stars

2013 M Contains sex scenes, offensive language and drug use.

The outrageous true story behind history's greatest entertainer

Michael Douglas stars as flamboyant entertainer Liberace in this sequin-studded drama that chronicles the legendary pianist's roller-coaster relationship with his young lover, Scott Thorson -- from their passionate liaison to their stormy battles.

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119 minutes

DVD details

Screen Format
1.78:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English for the hearing impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1; English audio descriptive

Blu-ray details

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1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 1.78:1
English for the hearing impaired
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; English audio descriptive

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4 by rhub

I really did enjoy this movie!! It was a bit slow in parts but Micheal Douglas and Matt Damon are so amazing in this that you cant help but wonder what was going to happen next!! worth the watch and well deserved of the awards they have won

4 by fantail

Everyone gave a brilliant performance, especially Douglas, Damon and Lowe. The story is quite predictable, but nevertheless it was fascinating to watch. The make-up artists and computer touch ups create magic.

5 by lizziep46

I always enjoy a true story gives a lot more insight into the lives of great gifted and talented people of their era. Great cast big fan of Matt Damon and the cast

4 by Nana Deb

I really enjoyed this movie. Michael Douglas played a convincing Liberace. Matt Damon was great too. Rob Lowe was almost unrecognisable! Great Make up and costuming for the era also.

3.5 by Brettski

A movie based on a book by the second most important character, Scott Thorson.

Liberace's excesses are exposed in the days where "coming out" was not heard of. The movie seems real balanced, but... Read more

5 by Mike9

Really liked this movie. Great acting and fantastic costumes and set. The film captures the period and the characters in a very realistic manner.

Well worth a watch.

4 by geegee

Loved it - awesome acting, watched it with my sister and we recommend it's a must see for everyone ,gay or not!

5 by rochellep

Explicit in areas but one of the best movies I have seen in a long time

4.5 by addy

It's terrific, witty and Matt Damon and Michael Douglas are wonderful together. Thoroughly entertaining, and ultimately touching. The two leads seem to be having a terrific time, so we do too.

3 by CheeseFunnel

An entertaining, if uninspired, retelling of one of Liberace's last love affairs. Neither Douglas or Damon seem comfortable playing gay characters which makes for a slightly odd tone, however, events... Read more