Seduced and Abandoned

Seduced and Abandoned

Seduced and Abandoned

James Toback (Tyson) and Alec Baldwin feature in this fly-on-the-wall documentary about film: the art form and the business. The pair - both wounded by show biz - schlep around Cannes Film Festival 2012 ostensibly trying to raise money for a Last Tango in Paris remake. They meet studio moguls, financiers and filmmakers (Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and Roman Polanski among them) and reveal the commercialism and heartbreak of movie making.

Says Baldwin: "The movie business is the worst lover you’ve ever had in the sense that you are seduced and abandoned over and over again."

2013Rating: R1698 minsUSA
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Seduced and Abandoned / Reviews

Variety

Variety

A spirited, highly amusing and endearingly shambolic documentary about film, money, Cannes and death, roughly in that order.

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Total Film

Total Film

The results are revealing rather than revelatory, but chats with Ryan Gosling and Coppola, Scorsese and Polanski flesh out the fun.

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Time Out

Time Out

Baldwin and Toback make a snappy comic duo, and half of their talks with a line-up of luminaries focus on the art of filmmaking rather than the business.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's a terrifically smart and enjoyable film, with a tinge of sadness in its cinephilia.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Toback explores the realities behind the red carpet in this sharp and entertaining documentary.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Jollied up with some fun anecdotes from Hollywood's great and good, this is entertaining, if hardly hugely revelatory stuff.

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