in about 100 words or less
US 90m, Colour
Director: John Turturro; Cast: John Turturro, Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara, Vanessa Paradis, Liev Schreiber
An aged businessman closes his family bookshop only to find that his next best money-making opportunity is as a pimp for his friend and former employee. Finding themselves involved in the high-priced gigolo trade, business is great until a jealous member of a Jewish neighbourhood watch group discovers that the widow of a deceased rabbi is one of their customers. As the basis for a sincere love story, Fading Gigolo is a silly and entertaining film that never takes itself too seriously, which is how best to enjoy it (Klaus Ming January 2015).