The Best Offer

The Best Offer

DVD - 2014
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When a mysterious heiress asks famed but unscrupulous art appraiser and auctioneer Virgil Oldman to evaluate her late parents' collection yet remains forever unseen behind closed doors, it ignites a spark of curiosity in the normally austere Virgil that soon grows into an all-out obsession. Before long everything in Virgil's carefully constructed life threatens to come apart as he delves ever further into the world of intrigue surrounding his enigmatic employer.
Publisher: New York : IFC Films ; [Canada] : distributed by Mongrel Media, c2014
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE BES
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 131 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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daysleeper236
Jan 16, 2018

This is a very tense mystery based on an interesting premise. However, watching Geoffrey Rush seduce a woman 32 years younger than him is slightly cringe-inducing.

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66healey
Jan 07, 2018

This was a small gem of a movie. Well acted, great characterization, and a slow but layered plot development. Time well wasted.

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nordicleather
Jan 06, 2018

"The Best Offer" may or may not be a good movie. The copy I received from the main branch was in poor condition & could not be played. Please notify the library staff of damaged discs. Don't put damaged discs back on the shelves. That is very inconsiderate.

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amoby
Oct 11, 2017

This is the kind of movie that wants to give away the ending but you just fight it the whole time. Then youre like: "duh"!

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firefly5
Aug 18, 2017

Good movie. Moves slowly but stay with the movie. You will be questioning it long after it's finished.

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CMLibrary_gjd_0
Aug 08, 2017

This is a "slow burn" film; you must stick with it to the bitter end. TH and I've watched this several times and each viewing leaves me with questions. A nice change of pace from our usual mindless (Marvel) films.

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Calvacade
Jul 26, 2017

A small, odd film-but it's really good- the final act kept me thinking for quite a while after the end of the film. There are deeper undercurrents to this movie which might engage the more perceptive viewers out there.

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IV27HUjg
Jul 30, 2016

I rather agree with each of the other varied reviews. G.Rush kept me watching out of simply curiosity, I find his acting compelling. Yes, a bit 'simple' in plot, a stretch of imagination, etc. Well, there was little else to choose from on the idiot box & I just wanted to eat popcorn in a comfy chair.

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uugene
Feb 14, 2016

The film is almost rescued from its tortuous plot by Rush's compelling performance.

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DesLi
Feb 09, 2016

This movie is okay.

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jimg2000
Sep 08, 2014

From IMDb:
Billy Whistler: Emotions are like work of art. They can be forged they seem just like the original but they are forgery.
Virgil Oldman: Forgery.
Billy Whistler: Everything can be fake Virgil: joy, pain, hate, illness, recovery... even love.

Virgil Oldman: What's it like living with a woman?
Lambert: Like taking part in an auction sale. You never know if yours will be the best offer.

Virgil Oldman: [Inspecting a painting] It's a fake.
First daughter: How is that possible? It's beautiful!
Virgil Oldman: I didn't say it was ugly, I said it wasn't authentic.

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