De-Lovely Synopsis
Broadway composer Cole Porter (Kevin Kline) marries a socialite (Ashley Judd).
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The movie is remarkably touching and engrossing, with Kline's spot-on acting and realistically second-rate singing balancing Judd's...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
De-Lovely is something dishy and rare: a biopic about a happy, and even enchanted, man.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Turns out to be thoughtful, creative, and generally worthy of its subject, with sins that are more of ambition and miscalculation than of...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
This intelligent, postmodern biography from director Irwin Winkler and screenwriter Jay Cocks uses Porter's songs, by turns haunting and...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
At its best, De-Lovely evokes a time, a place and a sound with stylish wit and sophistication.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A sprightly musical revue built around Cole Porter songs and a few biographical tidbits culled from his extraordinary life.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
There are terrific performances from Kline and Judd, some breathtaking staging and production design, and, of course, some of the best...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
De-Lovely has its moments of delight. Its defects lie mostly in failing to fully delineate what made musical icon Cole Porter tick.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
A mishmash of a musical. The movie never gels -- despite Kline's nuanced performance, the stars' exquisite period clothes, designed by...
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20

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A limited movie that can't animate its subject amid all the tricks and glitz. De-Lovely is devoid of life.
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Rated PG-13 | For Sexual Content
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ The music is de-lovely, but not much else is.
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