Venus (2006)
First screened in January 2007
Director: Roger Michell. Cast: Peter O'Toole, Jodie Whittaker, Leslie Phillips, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Griffiths. Screenplay: Hanif Kureishi.

Twitter Capsule: Vanity star vehicle minus anything vehicular. O'Toole is fine. Observations of old age are welcome. And yet. Whittaker shaky.

VOR:   O'Toole fans and Oscar completists will find this a must but even sturdiest or most pleasant passages make few strong claims.

Photo © 2006 Miramax Films/FilmFour/UK Film Council

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Actor: Peter O'Toole

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actor (Drama): Peter O'Toole

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