THE LOOK OF LOVE: 2 ½ STARS
Paul Raymond became Britain’s richest man by selling sex. As played by Steve Coogan, he’s the impresario behind a series of sexy shows and nightclubs in London’s Soho District; a flamboyant representation of Swingin’ England. The movie examines his business interests—Live! Nude! Girls!—and family connections—great performances from Imogen Poots as his doomed daughter Debbie and Tamsin Egerton as the beautiful mistress who broke his heart—but never rings true. The nudity is certainly real, the drug taking is destructive and feels authentic, but the tragedy of the pornographic “King Leer” story is that it doesn’t feel tragic enough.