FAD­ING GIGOLO

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - CINEMA - DC

★★★

Di­rected by John Tur­turro. Star­ring John Tur­turro, Woody Allen, Vanessa Par­adis, Liev Schreiber, Sharon Stone, Sofia Ver­gara

Tur­turro plays an or­di­nary Joe who, much to his sur­prise, finds him­self be­ing pimped among the ladies of Brook­lyn by his older pal (Mr Allen in a very rare per­for­mance for an­other di­rec­tor). The plot is a lit­tle scat­ter­shot, the mo­ti­va­tions a lit­tle ob­scure and the sex­ual pol­i­tics a lit­tle way­ward. But, mak­ing sense of a vaguely de­fined char­ac­ter, Tur­turro has enough charm and gusto to make his scenes fly. 15A cert, QFT, Belfast; Brunswick Moviebowl, Derry; IFI/Light House, Dublin, 90 min

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