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The Look Of Love

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Steve Coogan is the King Of Soho

Fourth time round, Steve Coogan delivers his best work for Michael Winterbottom in the biopic of porn pioneer Paul Raymond, the so-called King of soho. 

Overcoming the silly wig and saucy postcard vibe, Coogan flourishes in this ultimately moving tale of a wealthy man who, emotionally at least, was left bankrupt by family tragedy. 

Bolstered by a strong cast – Imogen Poots as daughter Debbie, Tamsin Egerton as lover/muse Fiona Richmond – Winterbottom does a fine job of conveying Soho across three decades. 

It’s not perfect – the grating title song included – but then it could’ve been a softcore Carry On. Ooh, missus!

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