Based on 714 votes and 18 reviews
WOW! AND THANK YOU FOR DOING IT AT A LEVEL THAT I FIND NO WORDS TO ACCURATLY DESCRIBE. WHAT A DISPLAY OF TALENT.
Terrific film!!! Wonderful script,musical numbers in a well told bio.
The best movie I`ve seen in years! Real drama, real talent, real music. I can`t wait for the Broadway production.
I really liked the movie. I`ve always liked Kevin but now I have much greater respect for his talents. He wrote, produced and directed the movie AND did all his own singing/dancing. I felt it was a genuine tribute to Darin, unlike "Ray" where the entire movie focused on his drug addiction. The only thing I wasn`t fond of is the way Kevin presented the movie, in that dreamlike state with the young boy, I thought it took away from the story. Otherwise, nice job.
First, let me say that I`m a hardcore Spacey fan. I love the guy. I think it`s tragic he didn`t get to make this film when he was young enough to pull it off. That said, the age difference between Spacey and Bosworth made Bobby Darin`s seduction of Sandra Dee alternatingly humorous and horrifying. Towards the end of the film, in "The Curtain Falls", when Spacey belts out the line "And just think I get paid for this...", my inner dialogue was "And just think *I* paid for this..."! Sure, this film is a Spacey vanity piece, but, more interestingly, its subtext is Kevin Spacey coming out: this is as close as the secretive and enigmatic Space
The worst movie I have ever seen. Spacey too old for the part. Storyline dumb (talking, dancing, and singing with yourself as a child), everybody cussing like a sailor which was not accepted back then, not even in unchurched people. It was a disservice to Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee. I would like to know what Dodd Darin thinks of this pathetic portrayal of his parents.
I truly loved the experience of watching the movie. I was transported back to my mom and dad jitterbugging to Mack the Knife with a little 45 rpm in our living room. I was taken back to going in my cousin`s car to see Come September and watching the young couple on screen grab our undivided attention. And, finally, in our dormitory on campus, we watched Bobby sing the Freedom song on his varitety show. For many of us, the movie brought back an era and man that we miss so much.
Horrible, Spacey is a one-man show, doing everything, killed the movie.
Kevin Spacey does an admirable job, but let`s face it, he`s no Bobby Darin. Darin was a very handsome man, and it`s asking a lot of an audience to believe that craggy-faced, middle-aged Spacey could ever convincingly portray the late singer. It`s like having Laurence Fishburn play Elvis--it just ain`t gonna work.....
I love this movie! But then, I love Bobby Darin!! Keven Spacey did a fantastic job portraying the #1 entertainer. This movie has left me craving the profound talent we had in Bobby Darin. I do miss him ...! An interesting thing happended in the movie theater when I saw this movie. Only 3 people left the theater after the movie ended, the rest stayed until every credit was complete. No one moved. It sounded like everyone applauded at the end also. I guess we all miss him very much. Thank you, Keven Spacey, for bringing Bobby Darin back into our lives.
This was a marvelous movie..so entertaining..one needs to turn off some of the critics` negative cerebral analyses of the film and just sit back and enjoy Spacey`s miraculous artistry.
A fantastic movie! It`s on Kevin Spacey`s top 3!
Very creative and innovative way to tell Bobby Darin`s story. Kevin Spacey if truly a magical man, like Darin he can act and sing with equal grace, enthusiasm and skill. The music was wonderful.
Not a very good film.
Kevin Spacey did an unbelievable job, I loved the music and the choreography. Great movie. I put a Bobby Darin CD on when I got home and he sounded just like Kevin Spacey.
i really found it refreshing to see such great musical numbers on the big screen. kevin spaceys voice is amazing. i have to admit its not for everyone but if you`re a music fan check it out.