Based on 208 votes and 13 reviews
It was well made, original and the portrayal of the characters was somewhat profound. It was tasteful too. Excellent acting all round as well. I want to see it again!
Brilliant, original, and very compelling. A powerful movie with fantastic musical and dramatic interpretations. An essential portrayal of Cole Porter`s life and times, presented with respect and honesty.
I SEE OSCAR ALL OVER THIS FILM!!!
Highly Recommended! Great music, good story and Oscar worthy performances by Kevin Kline and Ashley Judd. De`Lovely is truly De`Lightful!
Fabulous, wonderful music of your life, worth the price of admission
There was no story to be told. Acting was fine but these characters were not interesting.
I didn`t have to be a Cole Porter fan to enjoy this movie. Tastefully done. It was a gay, dark and sad musical. Great characters.
This is a marvellous movie for anyone who really loves melody rather than unwhistleable rhythm (the bane of the last few years). The one criticism I have is that some of the numbers are cut off by conversation. This is what makes it a little too modern... the music though, with few notable exceptions, is largely rendered as Porter wrote it... which is a relief!!!
I thought the actors were incredible and the music phenomenal; the film was sad and touching, but I thought the technique they used to tell the story (i.e. Cole Porter at his death, looking back at his life as if it were a stage play and cutting back to him throughout the film), kept me from becoming involved in the characters and their lives and left me just a bit removed from the experience, so I didn`t enjoy it as much as I would have liked.
DE-LOVELY IS THIS YEARS BEST FILM!!! OSCAR WORTHY FOR KEVIN KLEIN AND ASHLEY JUDD, INCLUDING BEST PICTURE AND DIRECTING FOR IRWIN WINKLER!!!
This movie was well done but......... should be on TV only. I am glad I slept well the night before or my snoring might have upset people.
I loved the show ! The only reason I didn`t give it 5 stars, is I found it a bit too long but the performances of both Kevin Kline and Ashley Judd were excellent and the music of course, to die for. I also prefer the traditional rendition of "Begin the Beguine" to the Alanis Morrissette version.
Oscar worthy performance from Kevin Kline. Incredible.