The Look of Love – DVD review

Michael Winterbottom, 2013


Or, Sex and Drugs and Property: Winterbottom’s latest collaboration with Steve Coogan is a biopic of Paul Raymond, owner of large swaths of Soho, cocaine-user and purveyor of porn – sorry, erotica – to the masses.

It’s a sad story, as Raymond, an oddly elusive charmer in Coogan’s reading, fails to keep his beloved daughter (a brilliantly brittle Imogen Poots) from going fatally astray, but there’s a lot of rude fun on the way; money can’t buy you everything but it sure can keep boredom at bay for a long time.

Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2017. All rights reserved. You may share using our article tools. Please don't cut articles from and redistribute by email or post to the web.