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Beyond The Sea (DVD) Loot Price: R92
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Beyond The Sea (DVD)

Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, John Goodman, Bob Hoskins, Brenda Blethyn, Greta Scacchi, Caroline Aaron, Peter Cincotti, Michael Byrne, Matt Rippy, …

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Kevin Spacey as Bobby Darin? What inspired casting!

Though largely forgotten today: Bobby Darin was an immensely popular pre-Beatles American singer of the late 1950s and early 1960s, who died at a comparatively young age of 37. For several years he was married to cute blonde film actress Sandra Dee (played here by Kate Bosworth.) Strangely though effectively enough: this movie is a musical fantasy depiction of his career, rather than a straight biography per se.

Other big-name cast members include John Goodman and Bob Hoskins among others, while William Ullrich is nothing short of brilliant as the young pre-teenage Bobby Darin.

Kevin Spacey also wrote, produced, and directed the picture – causing one critic to comment rather unkindly: “This one is as much about Spacey as it is about Darin!” Be that as it may: those like me who can delight in remembering hit-parade songs like “Splish-Splash”; “Beyond the Sea (La Mer;)” and, of course Darin’s famous cover version of the Louis Armstrong classic “Mack the Knife,” will thoroughly enjoy this one! I’m sure that later-generation viewers will as well.
Musical drama based on the life and career of Bobby Darin. After a string of hits as a rock & roll singer, Bobby Darin (Kevin Spacey) takes a gamble, and with the help of manager Steve Blauner (John Goodman) he reinvents himself as a supper-club vocalist in the manner of Frank Sinatra. After topping the charts with his swinging version of 'Mack the Knife' he sets his sights on acting and on the set of his first movie, he meets Sandra Dee (Kate Bosworth), who he eventually weds. But after a string of successful movies for Dee and hit records and an Oscar nomination for Darin, the shifting tastes of the 1960s throw their careers off-track.

General

Studio: Momentum Pictures
Release date: April 2005
Movie released: 2004
Actors: Kevin Spacey • Kate Bosworth • John Goodman • Bob Hoskins • Brenda Blethyn • Greta Scacchi • Caroline Aaron • Peter Cincotti • Michael Byrne • Matt Rippy • Gary Whelan • William Ullrich
Contributors: Kevin Spacey • John Wilson
Dimensions: 192 x 137 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: DVD
Region encoding: Region 2. This DVD will play in all South African DVD players.
Audio format: Dolby Digital 5.1  Dolby Digital 5.1
Languages: English
Age restriction: 12
Categories: Movies & TV > Drama
Movies & TV > Musical
Movies & TV > Biography
Movies & TV > Feature Film
Movies & TV > True Story
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LSN: XMV-U6H-8KE-7
Barcode: 5017239192852

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  • Interactive Menus
  • Bonus Footage
  • Commentary: Kevin Spacey, Andy Paterson (producer)
  • Making Of Documentary

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