Love Ranch Reviews

  • Dec 17, 2015

    This was an unknown movie to me that I ended up watching one late night on cable. I'd intended on changing the channel when it came on but it gradually pulled me in. I ended up being pleasantly surprised by this unexpected sleeper special!

    This was an unknown movie to me that I ended up watching one late night on cable. I'd intended on changing the channel when it came on but it gradually pulled me in. I ended up being pleasantly surprised by this unexpected sleeper special!

  • Dec 24, 2014

    Pesci was his usual foul mouthed self. I do expect and want to hear the F bomb but sometimes he just overdoes it and it distracts from his character. The only time I ever saw him in a kinder role was in My Cousin Vinny which I loved and he was brilliant. And without the F bombs. I feel he always wants to revert back to the Goodfella "mode" which in that picutre suited his character. I love Helen Mirren but her part was not a kindly one. And it got a little yucky when she hopped into bed with Bruza. EEEEEEEEEEeow. All in all it showed me what a disgusting place that was to live in and be around.

    Pesci was his usual foul mouthed self. I do expect and want to hear the F bomb but sometimes he just overdoes it and it distracts from his character. The only time I ever saw him in a kinder role was in My Cousin Vinny which I loved and he was brilliant. And without the F bombs. I feel he always wants to revert back to the Goodfella "mode" which in that picutre suited his character. I love Helen Mirren but her part was not a kindly one. And it got a little yucky when she hopped into bed with Bruza. EEEEEEEEEEeow. All in all it showed me what a disgusting place that was to live in and be around.

  • Apr 11, 2014

    It's a bit of a jumble, but I didn't find it totally terrible. It starts off as a story about a whore house, then segues into politics, in the middle it becomes a boxing film and at the end it's more towards a May December type romance. Interesting enough, but won't be getting a rewatch.

    It's a bit of a jumble, but I didn't find it totally terrible. It starts off as a story about a whore house, then segues into politics, in the middle it becomes a boxing film and at the end it's more towards a May December type romance. Interesting enough, but won't be getting a rewatch.

  • Mar 14, 2014

    Love Ranch isn't a bad movie- it flows smoothly, has good performances, and has a sharp, tight script. But the movie seems a but pointless. Why did this particular story need to be told?

    Love Ranch isn't a bad movie- it flows smoothly, has good performances, and has a sharp, tight script. But the movie seems a but pointless. Why did this particular story need to be told?

  • Aug 15, 2013

    When It Comes To Love... Everyone Pays A Price. 1976. Grace est mariée à son associé Charlie Bontempo, et ils dirigent ensemble le premier bordel légal du Nevada, le love ranch. Quand elle apprend qu'elle souffre d'un cancer et qu'il ne lui reste peut-être plus beaucoup de temps à vivre, Grace décide de ne pas le dire à son mari. Charlie lui, décide d'investir dans un boxeur argentin du nom de Armando Bruza, et pour occuper Grace, de faire d'elle son entraineur. Au début plutôt tendue, la relation entre eux deux va évoluer dans une direction que Grace ne s'attendait pas. Ce mélodrame inspiré de faits réels aurait pu se fracasser méchamment s'il avait été joué de manière exagérée ou trop amateure. Heureusement, la sublime Helen Mirren enlève toute dimension kitsch à un personnage qui pourrait facilement l'avoir été, et lui donne une profondeur et une intelligence très à propos. La première partie est assez plate et présente surtout les occupants du love ranch. L'intérêt commence avec l'arrivée d'Armando, l'effet de ce dernier sur Grace et inversément. L'alchimie entre les deux est vraiment plaisante et crédible. On les soutient dans leur désir d'évasion et on enrage sur leur destin. On peut aussi souligner le retour de l'emblématique Joe Pesci, même si c'est pour le retrouver avec une attitude similaire à ce qu'il a déjà fait.

    When It Comes To Love... Everyone Pays A Price. 1976. Grace est mariée à son associé Charlie Bontempo, et ils dirigent ensemble le premier bordel légal du Nevada, le love ranch. Quand elle apprend qu'elle souffre d'un cancer et qu'il ne lui reste peut-être plus beaucoup de temps à vivre, Grace décide de ne pas le dire à son mari. Charlie lui, décide d'investir dans un boxeur argentin du nom de Armando Bruza, et pour occuper Grace, de faire d'elle son entraineur. Au début plutôt tendue, la relation entre eux deux va évoluer dans une direction que Grace ne s'attendait pas. Ce mélodrame inspiré de faits réels aurait pu se fracasser méchamment s'il avait été joué de manière exagérée ou trop amateure. Heureusement, la sublime Helen Mirren enlève toute dimension kitsch à un personnage qui pourrait facilement l'avoir été, et lui donne une profondeur et une intelligence très à propos. La première partie est assez plate et présente surtout les occupants du love ranch. L'intérêt commence avec l'arrivée d'Armando, l'effet de ce dernier sur Grace et inversément. L'alchimie entre les deux est vraiment plaisante et crédible. On les soutient dans leur désir d'évasion et on enrage sur leur destin. On peut aussi souligner le retour de l'emblématique Joe Pesci, même si c'est pour le retrouver avec une attitude similaire à ce qu'il a déjà fait.

  • Jul 01, 2013

    visto per lei, la sempre meravigliosa Helen Mirren

    visto per lei, la sempre meravigliosa Helen Mirren

  • Jan 28, 2013

    Joe Pesci deserved a better script than this

    Joe Pesci deserved a better script than this

  • Jan 28, 2013

    didn't think it was as bad as the critics said

    didn't think it was as bad as the critics said

  • Jan 03, 2013

    Helen Mirren is excellent and Pesci is the same Pesci we have always known and love, however; Love Ranch suffers from scenes that drag on and seems like further editing could have helped to maintain a tighter story.

    Helen Mirren is excellent and Pesci is the same Pesci we have always known and love, however; Love Ranch suffers from scenes that drag on and seems like further editing could have helped to maintain a tighter story.

  • Oct 19, 2012

    Perfect picture of husband' and wife's partnership in family business.

    Perfect picture of husband' and wife's partnership in family business.