Gloria Bell

Gloria Bell

Sebastián Lelio (2018)

101min
15 Certificate
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Review

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Directors always take a risk when remaking one of their own pictures, but it would be invidious to compare Sebastián Lelio's English-language "cover version" with his 2013 Chilean original, Gloria. Similarly, there's nothing to be gained from holding up Julianne Moore's eponymous performance against the display that earned Paulina García the best actress prize at Berlin. Such are the deft differences that each picture can be admired and enjoyed in its own right. The scenario may have shifted to Los Angeles, but Moore's Gloria is still seeking a second shot at romance and hopes that the recently single Arnold (John Turturro) is Mr Right. But, while the dancing divorcée is happy to let her children (Michael Cera and Caren Pistorius) live their own lives, gnawing guilt means that Arnold remains at the beck and call of his daughters and ex-wife. The byplay between Moore and Turturro is delightful, but the entire ensemble impresses, along with cinematographer Natasha Braier, who imparts an energy and elegance that is complemented beautifully by the judiciously selected songtrack.

Cast & Crew

Gloria Julianne Moore
Arnold John Turturro
Peter Michael Cera
Anne Caren Pistorius
Dustin Brad Garrett
Hillary Holland Taylor
Fiona Jeanne Tripplehorn
Vicky Rita Wilson
Jeremy Sean Astin
Veronica Alanna Ubach
Melinda Barbara Sukowa
Director Sebastián Lelio
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Curzon Artificial EyeGuidance: Swearing, sex scenes, drug abuseReleased on: 7 Jun 2019