Behind the Candelabra


Behind the Candelabra

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Matt Damon

Scott Thorson

Scott Bakula

Bob Black

Eric Zuckerman


Eddie Jemison

Assistant Director


Scott Thorson, a young bisexual man raised in foster homes, is introduced to flamboyant entertainment giant Liberace and quickly finds himself in a romantic relationship with the legendary pianist. Swaddled in wealth and excess, Scott and Liberace have a long affair, one that eventually Scott begins to find suffocating. Kept away from the outside world by the flashily effeminate yet deeply closeted Liberace, and submitting to extreme makeovers and even plastic surgery at ... more

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Fabulous31 May 2015

Michael Douglas puts in one of his best performances in the lead role playing Liberace. Matt Damon also delivers. Very authentic and highly entertaining. This should have made it to the silver screen for such a big story. Don't miss this one.

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Thank you ...24 March 2015

Thank you very much for your comments!





great movie04 August 2014

Michael Douglas gives his best performance here, no mean feat, he seems to be wonderfully liberated from his usual persona (pretty obviously, as a gay character, but also in the emotional register) he makes the gift of a part wonderfully deep and moving.
Damon is fearless and captivating as the... more





excellent16 March 2014

I really enjoyed this. I would never have gone to see at the movies because I didn't think it would be this good.
Michael Douglas is incredibly good as Liberace. Surprisingly good.
Matt Damon is also very good.
The story is beautifully told and honest. Two important ingredients for a... more





Great acting!10 October 2013

Very good acting and very believable. I enjoyed this sad and interesting movie. Im still at a loss as to why this was an HBO movie and not for the silver screen, there was nothing overtly sexual over and above what is now the norm (in fact most was left to the imagination). I'd recommend this... more

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Behind the Candelabra14 August 2013

Good movie. Great acting by Michael Douglas and Matt Damon. They had me convinced from the gitgo.

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Flamboyant as the man himself!08 August 2013

Such a sad tale about a fabulous talent. Acting is excellent! Unbelievable Life.





Behind the candlelabra25 July 2013

Outstanding movie, do not miss it!
you won't be disappointed. superb performances by Michael Douglas and Matt Damon.
Well supported by the rest of the cast.

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