Grab a drink and let's go see a movie! Bring friends and some good conversation to discuss the film, its characters, the production and more. The Living Room Theater is the location of our weekly Monday meetup. Most movies they play are independent, foreign, artistic with an occasional blockbuster.
We meet Monday evenings to take advantage of their $9 Merry Holiday Monday Movie special. They have weekday showings of all their movies in the 7:00 hour, and those are the showings we're shooting for. If you see something coming up there that you'd like to recommend as our Living Room movie of the week, message me or post it on the board by Wednesday the previous week!
See you at the movies!
THE BEST OFFER
The film tells a story of love and deceit, set in Europe (Trieste, Bolzano, Fidenza, Rome, Milan, Merano, Vienna, Prague) in the world of high-end art auctions and antiques. The story revolves around Virgil Oldman (Geoffrey Rush), an elderly and esteemed, but somewhat eccentric, managing director of an auction house. Oldman is hired by a reclusive young heiress, Claire Ibbetson (Sylvia Hoeks), to auction off the large collection of art and antiques left to her by her parents. For some reason, Claire always refuses to be seen in person. An astute young artificer, Robert (Jim Sturgess), then aids Oldman in restoring and reassembling some odd mechanical parts he finds amongst Claire's belongings, while also giving him advice on how to befriend her, and how to deal with his feelings towards her. Oldman's poise and prestige is counterpointed by an ongoing scam whereby his friend Billy Whistler (Donald Sutherland) helps him to acquire a secret private collection of master paintings.
Director: Giuseppe TornatoreCountry: ItalyGenre: Drama | RomanceYear: 2014Run Time: 02:10:55imdb Score: 7.8/10 (14,860 votes)Language: EnglishRating: Not RatedCast: Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks"A stunning performance by Geoffrey Rush elevates this beguiling tale that explores authenticity and all its priceless facets - from the elite art world to that of human emotions."
Louise Keller - URBAN CINEFILE
"Part of the pleasure in watching
The Best Offer
is the elegant, unassumingly suspenseful way it unfolds. You never quite know where it’s all headed, in part because it never quite tells you what kind of movie it is. I called it a “romantic thriller,” but there’s a lot more movie here than that."
Bilge Ebiri - NEW YORK MAGAZINE
"Clearly at a phase in his career where he can do no wrong, Geoffrey Rush is the aloof, germaphobic, magnetic core of a beguiling tale about fine art, art auctions, fake paintings, antique automatons and wealthy urban hermits. Great stuff."
Jim Schembri - 3AW
"An English-lingo art world thriller with shades of
Jay Weissberg - VARIETY
David di Donatello Awards 2013
Best Film, Director, Sets & Decorations, Score and Costumes
Silver Ribbon Awards 2013
Best Director, Producer, Editor, Score, Scenography and Costumes
European Film Awards 2013
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