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De-lovely - Kevin Kline, Ashley Judd, Natalie Cole, Irwin Winkler

Threat advisory: Low - Low risk of entertaining activities

Movie propaganda

A love that would never die and music that would live forever.

De-lovely is an original musical portrait of American composer Cole Porter (Kevin Kline), filled with his unforgettable songs. In the film, Porter is looking back on his life as if it was one of his spectacular stage shows, with the people and events of his life becoming the actors and action on-stage. Through elaborate production numbers and popular hits like Anything goes, It's de-lovely and Night and day, Porter's elegant, excessive past comes to light - including his deeply complicated relationship with his wife and muse, Linda Lee Porter (Ashley Judd).

Persons of interest

  • Kevin Kline .... Cole Porter
  • Ashley Judd .... Linda Porter
  • Jonathan Pryce .... Gabe
  • Kevin McNally .... Gerald Murphy
  • Sandra Nelson .... Sara Murphy
  • Allan Corduner .... Monty Woolley
  • Peter Polycarpou .... Louis B Mayer
  • Keith Allen .... Irving Berlin
  • James Wilby .... Edward Thomas
  • Kevin McKidd .... Bobby Reed
  • Richard Dillane .... Bill Wrather
  • Edward Baker-Duly .... Boris Kochno
  • Angie Hill .... Ellin Berlin
  • Harry Ditson .... Dr Moorhead
  • Tayler Hamilton .... Honoria Murphy
  • Lexie Peel .... Patrick Murphy
  • Greg Sheffield .... Boath Murphy
  • Peter Jessop .... Diaghilev
  • Jeff Harding .... Cody
  • Susannah Fellows .... Mrs LB Mayer
  • Caroline O'Connor .... Ethel Merman
  • Robbie Williams .... Wedding singer
  • Jay Cocks .... Screenwriter
  • Irwin Winkler .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

My god, despite having one of the world's best original soundtrack, Irwin Winkler's biography of Cole Porter is boring! Boring! Boring! Boring! De-lovely has none of the vivacious sparkle of Cole's music. Anything goes, It's de-lovely, Let's misbehave... even though they appear in the film they are presented the way they would be on the TV news if Cole Porter had died today. Oy.

Security censorship classification

PG (Mature themes, sexual references, low level coarse language)

Surveillance time

125 minutes (2:05 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 4 November 2004

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