Amerikaanse speelfilm uit 2004 van en met Kevin Spacey ((Shipping news, American beauty). Verder spelen mee Kate Bosworth (The horsewhisperer), John Goodman ((Roseanne, O Brother, where art thou?). Het levensverhaal van Bobby Darin (1936-1973), de legendarische zanger die met Mark The Knife de ultieme big band hit scoorde. We volgen zijn leven vanaf de vijftiger jaren, zijn hoogtepunt in de zestiger jaren en zijn comeback in de jaren zeventig. Stella Papamichael (BBC Movie Reviews,i) geeft 3 (van 5) sterren: 'Spacey weaves real-life drama with musical set-pieces to create a vibrant and whimsical (red./ fantastisch ) portrait. (...) There's much to enjoy in the mix of fantasy and reality. Besides energetic song-and-dance numbers, Darin's exchanges with his younger self (...) are surprisingly poignant. Likewise Spacey treats the darker aspects of Darin's life with sensitivity, thankfully avoiding a descent into melodrama.'
Kevin Spacey Fowler (born July 26, 1959) is an American actor and producer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s, obtaining supporting roles in film and television. Spacey's first roles in film were in Mike Nichols' Heartburn (1986), and Working Girl (1988). He gained critical acclaim in the 1990s, with an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the neo-noir crime thriller The Usual Suspects (1995) and an Academy Award for Best Actor for the midlife-crisis-themed drama American Beauty (1999). His other starring roles have included Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), the comedy-drama film Swimming with Sharks (1994), the psychological thriller Seven (1995), the neo-noir crime film L.A. Confidential (1997), the drama Pay It Forward (2000), the science fiction-mystery film K-PAX (2001), the musical biopic Beyond the Sea (2004), …Read more on Wikipedia