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Current Rating: 4.23

Current Rating: 4.23

based on 714 votes and 18 reviews

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  • 5 stars Terrific!
  • Terrific film!!! Wonderful script,musical numbers in a well told bio.
  • The best movie I`ve seen in years! Real drama, real talent, real music. I can`t wait for the Broadway production.
  • I really liked the movie. I`ve always liked Kevin but now I have much greater respect for his talents. He wrote, produced and directed the movie AND did all his own singing/dancing. I felt it was a genuine tribute to Darin, unlike "Ray" where the entire movie focused on his drug addiction. The only thing I wasn`t fond of is the way Kevin presented the movie, in that dreamlike state with the young boy, I thought it took away from the story. Otherwise, nice job.
  • First, let me say that I`m a hardcore Spacey fan. I love the guy. I think it`s tragic he didn`t get to make this film when he was young enough to pull it off. That said, the age difference between Spacey and Bosworth made Bobby Darin`s seduction of Sandra Dee alternatingly humorous and horrifying. Towards the end of the film, in "The Curtain Falls", when Spacey belts out the line "And just think I get paid for this...", my inner dialogue was "And just think *I* paid for this..."! Sure, this film is a Spacey vanity piece, but, more interestingly, its subtext is Kevin Spacey coming out: this is as close as the secretive and enigmatic Space
  • The worst movie I have ever seen. Spacey too old for the part. Storyline dumb (talking, dancing, and singing with yourself as a child), everybody cussing like a sailor which was not accepted back then, not even in unchurched people. It was a disservice to Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee. I would like to know what Dodd Darin thinks of this pathetic portrayal of his parents.
  • I truly loved the experience of watching the movie. I was transported back to my mom and dad jitterbugging to Mack the Knife with a little 45 rpm in our living room. I was taken back to going in my cousin`s car to see Come September and watching the young couple on screen grab our undivided attention. And, finally, in our dormitory on campus, we watched Bobby sing the Freedom song on his varitety show. For many of us, the movie brought back an era and man that we miss so much.
  • Horrible, Spacey is a one-man show, doing everything, killed the movie.
  • Kevin Spacey does an admirable job, but let`s face it, he`s no Bobby Darin. Darin was a very handsome man, and it`s asking a lot of an audience to believe that craggy-faced, middle-aged Spacey could ever convincingly portray the late singer. It`s like having Laurence Fishburn play Elvis--it just ain`t gonna work.....

Beyond the Sea

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  118 min.
Release Date: January 14, 2005
DVD: June 7, 2005

Current rating: Rating: 4.23
based on 714 votes and 18 reviews
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Cast: Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, John Goodman, Bob Hoskins, Brenda Blethyn, Greta Scacchi, Caroline Aaron, Peter Cincotti, William Ullrich