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BERNARD AND DORIS

Written By Blogger on Saturday, May 17, 2008 | 12:35 AM

BERNARD AND DORIS
Susan Sarandon, Ralph Fiennes
HBO Films; Directed by Bob Balaban
Not Rated; 105 minutes; 2008




In this story loosely based on tobacco heiress, Doris Duke, we are taken into her tumultuous relationship with her gay, alcoholic butler, Bernard Lafferty। Duke romped through life making shrewd decisions with her billions and going through dozens of men. When she died she left, Bernard - just out of rehab - control of her estate amidst rumors that Bernard was actually her murderer.

Tobacco heires Doris Duke hires Bernard Lafferty, an Irish butler to manage her New Jersey home। As time passes they grow close and he begins to travel with her। His role in her life expands। Her lawyers question his motives, but he refuses their payoff. His alcoholism returns and she sends him to rehab. She has a stroke and he nurses her. She dies and names him executor of her personal estate. He dies three years later.



1 komentar:

Melanie said...

People should read this.