The Best Offer

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"A master of possession. A crime of obsession."
  • R
  • 2014
  • 2 hr 4 min
  • 7.8  (127,553)
  • 49

The Best Offer is an Italian drama film directed by Giuseppe Tornatore and released in 2013. The film stars Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, and Sylvia Hoeks in lead roles. The story is centered around Virgil Oldman (Geoffrey Rush), an expert auctioneer and art appraiser. He is an elitist and a loner and lives a very private life. His daily routine includes frequenting his favorite restaurant and getting lost in the world of art. Virgil is contacted by a reclusive heiress Claire Ibbetson (Sylvia Hoeks) who has a collection of classic art that she wants to auction. Virgil is intrigued by the collection, but when he goes to Claire's villa, she is not present, and he only communicates with her through the intercom. Virgil begins a meticulous evaluation of the art pieces, but as time passes, he becomes curious about the mysterious woman behind the intercom, who never leaves her house.

Virgil and Claire's interactions develop into a beautiful and unpredictable relationship. The reclusive Claire slowly opens up to Virgil, and he becomes her trusted confidante. She reveals her secrets, and he shares his love for art, but as their relationship grows, Virgil realizes that he is drawn to Claire for the wrong reasons. He becomes obsessed with her, and as he discovers more about her, he starts to question whether everything is as it seems.

The movie is visually stunning and well-paced, and the story is captivating and suspenseful. The cinematography, art direction, and production design are exceptional, and they transport the viewers into Virgil's world of art.

Geoffrey Rush's performance as Virgil Oldman is outstanding. Virgil is an eccentric character, and Rush brings depth and nuance to the role. His portrayal of Virgil's elitism, loneliness, and obsession is powerful, and his chemistry with Sylvia Hoeks's Claire Ibbetson is palpable.

Jim Sturgess plays Robert, Virgil's trusted friend, and an expert in restoring art. Robert is a foil to Virgil's elitist character, and Sturgess delivers a charming and nuanced performance.

Sylvia Hoeks's portrayal of Claire Ibbetson is impressive. She brings a quiet strength and vulnerability to the character, and her chemistry with Rush is electric. Her character is enigmatic, and as the film progresses, her secrets are slowly revealed.

The Best Offer is a film about art, obsession, love, and deception. The film explores the themes of beauty, authenticity, and the power of art. It is a beautifully crafted movie that takes the viewer on a journey through the world of art and human relationships. The movie is a visual and emotional feast that leaves a lasting impression on the viewers.

Overall, The Best Offer is a must-watch movie for anyone who loves art, great acting, and a suspenseful plot. It is a thought-provoking and well-executed film that will leave the viewers mesmerized by its beauty and depth.

The Best Offer is a 2014 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 4 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.8 and a MetaScore of 49.

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    7.8  (127,553)
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