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Format: DVD
Sku: 40714131
UPC: 031398172314
UPC 14: 00031398172314
Category Keywords: 1950s  History  Music  Musicians  Romance  Singers  Theatrical Release
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Riveting story of booby darin - a real american idol!

"Two Thumbs Up!  Ebert & Roeper
"Kevin Spacey is dazzling!  New York Post
"Spacey is riveting!  Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Editor's 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.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby, Digital Audio, Hi-fi Stereo

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Lions Gate
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/23/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 118 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2004
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 17231
Video UPC UPC: 00031398172314
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  1.78:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Bob Hoskins
Video Cast Info John Goodman
Video Cast Info Kate Bosworth
Video Cast Info Kevin Spacey
Video Cast Info Andrew Laws - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Christopher Slaski - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Eduardo Serra - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Jan Fantl, et. al. - Producer
Video Cast Info Kevin Spacey - Director
Video Cast Info Kevin Spacey - Writer
Video Cast Info Lewis Colick - Writer
Video Cast Info Peter Block, et. al. - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Trevor White - Editor


Golden Globe (2005)
   Video Award Name Kevin Spacey, Nominee, Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture-Comedy/Musical

Professional Reviews

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

Village Voice 4 of 10
A bizarrely misshapen shrine erected in memory of semi-forgotten crooner Bobby Darin, Beyond the - Dennis Lim

James Berardinelli's ReelViews 4 of 10
One has to wonder what compelling qualities Kevin Spacey saw in the life story of Bobby Darin. Be - James Berardinelli

Chicago Sun-Times 6 of 10
Bobby Darin's life provides a less-than-perfect template for a biopic because he achieved success up - Roger Ebert

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