Sympathetic look loosely based on the relationship between tobacco heiress, Doris Duke (1912-1993) - think Duke University - and her shy butler, Bernard Lafferty. The icy and mercurial Duke fires her butler for serving a chilled cantaloupe; the agency sends Lafferty, formerly household staff to Liz Taylor and to Peggy Lee. He's an alcoholic, fresh out of rehab. He gradually becomes Duke's gay alter ego as she romps through life sleeping with young men, making shrewd decisions quickly, managing her fortune and orchids as Lafferty manages her New Jersey estate. With a wine cellar to die for, Bernard falls off the wagon. Can he pull himself together when Doris needs him?
Randolph T (de) wrote: Sad to say that this one fell short compared to the excellent prequel. Nevertheless, I think it is still better than any of Pierce Bosnan's Bond Movies.
Chris K (it) wrote: Read the book and loved. Watched the movie, and wondered what happened. no plot points explained and 50% of the movie is just wrong. Boooooo!
Philip N (kr) wrote: For me a brilliant film with beautifully written script and fantastic locations. Maggie Smith, a genius - and the directors - the same - one of my all time favourites. Thank-you
Paul 1 (gb) wrote: its crap, best part is a cameo by judge reinhold
David J (kr) wrote: Waterworld has some good action scenes but a lot of bad writing. As a whole however, it was just so-so.
Jesse M (br) wrote: I completly forgot about this movie till it rolled across the screen. A really funny faqmily movie from way back in the day.
Cass G (au) wrote: I have seen a little of This movie on tv and it was hilariously funny due to the time it was filmed and I enjoyed the most parts of it that I saw and also Brendan fraisor is one of my favorite actors.
FilmGrinder S (ca) wrote: "You gentlemen are probably unaware of it, but I began my fabulous career as a repossessor of motorcars. At the tender age of nineteen, I was the best known repossessor of cars west of Mississippi. Hotwire Hawk they called me. Observe gentlemen."-Alonzo Hawk (Keenan Wynn)
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Gemma B (jp) wrote: V. confusing, but probably the most serious Vivien Leigh film i've seen so far... The ending seemed a bit premature, i wasn't even sure if she liked Conrad Veidt...