Beyond the Sea

Directed By: Kevin Spacey Starring: Kate Bosworth

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Riveting story of booby darin - a real american idol!


Studio Lions Gate
SKU 40714131
UPC 031398172314
UPC 14 00031398172314
Format DVD
Release Date 5/23/2006
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Editors Note
Note Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey does it all in this swinging biopic: he directs, he writes, he produces, he stars, and he even sings in his own voice. He plays legendary crooner Bobby Darin, whose 1950s hits included "Splish Splash" and "Mack the Knife." Left with a bad heart after a childhood fever, Darin nonetheless seeks out the high-pressure world of stardom, performing every number like his life depended on it. Along the way up the ladder, he falls for virginal Hollywood starlet Sandra Dee (Kate Bosworth) but their problems are many, including Dee's domineering stage mom (Greta Sacchi) and the constant demands of their respective careers. Through it all Darin keeps reinventing himself, going from Elvis-style rocker to Vegas crooner, and even becoming a long-haired '60s folkie. Death dogs his heels every step of the way, but it only serves to fuel Darin's artistic fire, and Spacey uses this dramatic velocity to catapult his obviously inspired performance. Spacey saw something in the Darin life story with which he deeply identified, because he plays the role with gusto. The cabaret scenes have the sizzle of a moon-bound rocket--the deconstructive plot device being that Darin is making this film from the afterlife, or "beyond the sea." Supporting cast members complete the equation: Bob Hoskins and Brenda Blethyn are the parents, John Goodman is the manager, and jazz crooner Peter Cincotti is Darin's visionary musical director.
Rolling Stone "Doing his own singing, Spacey is a marvel. He turns acting into a riveting reincarnation and redoubles our appreciation of Darin..." 12/09/2004 p.190
New York Times "[Mr. Spacey's] vocal impersonation of Darin goes beyond imitation....Mr. Spacey does Darin better than Darin." 12/17/2004 p.E36
Sight and Sound "The big production numbers are intricate and vigorous, and the narrative line is snazzed around a film-within-a-film structure..." 01/01/2005 p.45
Movieline's Hollywood Life "Bosworth humanizes teen star Sandra Dee; she has the same lovely, slightly fragile innocence that Dee had..." 12/01/2004 p.104
Kevin Spacey
Kate Bosworth
Cast & Crew
Andrew Laws - Production Designer
Bob Hoskins - Actor
Christopher Slaski - Original Music By
Eduardo Serra - Cinematographer
Jan Fantl, et. al. - Producer
John Goodman - Actor
Kate Bosworth - Actor
Kevin Spacey - Director
Kevin Spacey - Writer
Kevin Spacey - Actor
Lewis Colick - Writer
Peter Block, et. al. - Executive Producer
Trevor White - Editor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2004
Catalog ID 17231
UPC 00031398172314
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 118 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.78:1
Golden Globe (2005) Kevin Spacey, Nominee, Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture-Comedy/Musical
ReviewSource Village Voice
Review A bizarrely misshapen shrine erected in memory of semi-forgotten crooner Bobby Darin, Beyond the
Reviewer Dennis Lim
ReviewRating 4
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review One has to wonder what compelling qualities Kevin Spacey saw in the life story of Bobby Darin. Be
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 4
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Bobby Darin's life provides a less-than-perfect template for a biopic because he achieved success up
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 6
DVD, Widescreen, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby, Digital Audio, Hi-fi Stereo
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Ebert & Roeper Two Thumbs Up!
New York Post Kevin Spacey is dazzling!
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Spacey is riveting!

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