Geoffrey Rush is a tour de force, breathing life and charm to any character. Academy Award winning director Giuseppe Tornatore gave the world the beautifully charismatic Cinema Paradiso. Together they have created magic with The Best Offer.
Co-starring Donald Sutherland and Jim Sturgess, The Best Offer is an intriguing and perhaps plain weird love story set in Europe and revolving around the lives of Virgil Oldman (Rush) and Claire Ibbetson (Sylvia Hoeks).
Claire, a young heiress, inherits arts and artifacts that she hands over to Virgil’s auction house. The drama becomes intriguing when two superficially different stories collide.
The Best Offer may be a tad slow but is a thought-provoking, darkly funny and superbly acted movie that enthralls with a sublimely soothing yet haunting music score by Ennio Morricone. (JR)