The Man From Elysian Fields

In this sophisticated saga, Andy Garcia (who also produced) plays a struggling author who reluctantly takes a job as a high-priced male escort to support his family. Mick Jagger is Luther, his suave, enigmatic employer, and Julianna Margulies plays the wife kept waiting at home. It's a classic morality play given a modern twist as Byron (Garcia) winds up hired by the beautiful young wife (Olivia Williams) of famous, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Tobias Alcott (James Coburn). Mr. Alcott is okay with the arrangement and even takes a shine to his wife's new "friend." Soon Byron is a near-permanent resident at their decaying mansion, helping Tobias finish his latest novel in addition to bedding his wife. But if he thinks his ship has come in, Byron has some lessons to learn about a gigolo's place in the world. Lush cinematography and profound, witty dialogue are key here, performances are all fine, but the show is stolen by Jagger and Coburn.

Year: 2001
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Director: George Hickenlooper
Starring: Andy Garcia, Mick Jagger, James Coburn, Julianna Margulies, Olivia Williams
Duration: 105 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains low level offensive language.
Location in store: Drama



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