De-Lovely (2004)

De-Lovely, the story of Cole Porter’s life, has a brilliant opening act and closes with a flourish. It’s quite a shame it has a meandering middle. I think most of the problem lies in the fact that the story and character development solely relies on the telling through Porter’s songs. While this is novel to start with, when my wide-eyed wonder begun to dim, I was wondering if I was reading too much or too little in to the songs. Kevin Kline is super in the role and carries much of the material alone. Overall, serves as a masterful requiem for Porter that will bring his fans to smiles and cheers. But don’t expect it to do much else.

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