Fading Gigolo

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  • R
  • 2014
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 6.2  (25,361)
  • 58

In the movie Fading Gigolo, we follow Fioravante, a soft-spoken florist played by John Turturro, who decides to venture into an unlikely profession - becoming a male prostitute. His best friend, Murray (Woody Allen), a retired bookseller, comes up with the idea to pimp Fioravante to wealthy clients in order to make some quick cash. Fioravante initially hesitates but with the promise of a generous cut, he agrees to take on this new venture.

As Murray acts as Fioravante's manager, they quickly land their first client, a dermatologist played by Sharon Stone. She is searching for a man who can join her and another woman in a threesome. Fioravante quite skillfully fulfills their fantasy, and this transaction sparks a series of successful gigs for him.

Throughout the movie, we witness the personal relationships that develop between Fioravante and his clients. He meets Avigal (Vanessa Paradis), a young widow in a very conservative Hasidic community whom he is tasked with massaging as she copes with grief. The two form an unexpected emotional connection, as Fioravante helps Avigal explore her feelings and finds himself attracted to her. He also encounters a beautiful African-American woman named Selima (Sofia Vergara), who is married and wants to have an affair with him.

However, the dangerous underworld that Murray has introduced Fioravante to becomes more apparent as the gigolo is approached by two police detectives (Michael Badalucco and Liev Schreiber) who are suspicious of the women Murray has been sending his way. They fear that he is part of a larger human trafficking ring and are closely monitoring his every move.

Meanwhile, Murray finds himself caught up in a romance of his own, as he falls for his dermatologist client, played by Sharon Stone. She initially hires Fioravante to fulfill her fantasies but eventually becomes interested in Murray. Though out of his element, Murray explores this newfound relationship, which adds a level of complexity to the movie.

Fading Gigolo tells a sweet and genuine story of unlikely relationships and the unexpected feelings they ignite. The movie cleverly portrays how different people can come together in ways they never thought possible, all in a context that at first appears to be purely transactional. It is a heartwarming and unconventional tale that explores the many possible facets of love and human connection in a humorous and heartfelt way.

Fading Gigolo is a 2014 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 58.

Fading Gigolo
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