Beyond the Sea

Synopsis: Consummate entertainer Bobby Darin (1936-1973) is making a movie about his life. He's volatile, driven by the love of performing, ambition, perfectionism, and belief that he's living on borrowed time. He begins in the Bronx: a fatherless lad learning music and dance from his mom. His career starts slowly, then "Splish Splash" puts him at the top of the charts and on "Bandstand." He wants to be an entertainer, not a pop star, so he aims for the Copacabana; then it's on to the movies, where he meets and marries Sandra Dee. After, it's balancing career, health, marriage and family life, balances he doesn't always keep. Throughout, conversations with his boyhood self give him perspective.
Director(s): Kevin Spacey
Production: Lions Gate Films
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min

- That's the kid playing him as a kid.

- Get down from there, kid.

- I'll sort this out.

- We're not ready for you yet.

- Take five.

- Wait. I wanna hear what he has to say.

- Jesus Christ!

What did you just say, kid?

I said that's bullshit.

- What's bullshit?

- That you know him better than anybody.

Great. A miniature version of you,

and he's a method actor.

I need a drink.

- He looksjust like him.

- I know, it looks like him.

- I'll be back.

- Here we go again.

So, you're playing me.

- I am you.

- You think you got me down?

I know you better than they do.

We could do it 100 times,

it'd never be good enough.

It's OK if he yells at me,

but not at the other guys.

They've been working their asses off,


I've never worked

with such an arrogant asshole.

Listen, you prick.

There are four people here who can't be fired.

You're not one of 'em.

He might be an asshole... but he's our


Look, he finally found himself.

So how do you think we should start?

You want some truth? I'll give you

some truth.

The kid is right.

This is how to begin -

on the street where I grew up,

with my sister Nina, my brother-in-law


and, to me, the greatest

in the world - my mother Polly.

Mrs Cassotto, I'm sorry to have to

tell you.

- Ow.

- The boy has rheumatic fever.

- What is it?

- It's a strep infection.

But why is it so painful?

Rheumatic fever damages the


It affects the joints and the muscles,


So, what do we do, Doctor?

How do I make him feel better?

Just make him as comfortable as


Just tell us the truth.

You can never go wrong with the truth.

Even with the best medical care in the


the boy will be lucky to see his 15th


Come and sit down, Doctor.

What are you doing? Come on,

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Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey Fowler (born July 26, 1959) is an American actor, producer and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in the early 1990s that culminated in his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the neo-noir crime thriller The Usual Suspects (1995) and an Academy Award for Best Actor for the midlife crisis-themed drama American Beauty (1999). His other starring roles have included the comedy-drama film Swimming with Sharks (1994), the psychological thriller Seven (1995), the neo-noir crime film L.A. Confidential (1997), the drama Pay It Forward (2000), the science fiction-mystery film K-PAX (2001), the musical biopic Beyond the Sea (2004), the superhero film Superman Returns (2006) and the action film Baby Driver (2017). In Broadway theatre, Spacey won a Tony Award in 1991 for his role in Lost in Yonkers. In 2017, he hosted the 71st Tony Awards. He was the artistic director of the Old Vic theatre in London from 2004 until stepping down in mid-2015. From 2013 to 2017, Spacey played Frank Underwood in the Netflix political drama series House of Cards. For his role as Underwood, he has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama and two consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series. In October 2017, Spacey was accused by actor Anthony Rapp of making a sexual advance toward him when Rapp was 14. Shortly after, numerous other men alleged that Spacey had sexually harassed or assaulted them. As a result, Netflix cut all ties with him, shelved his film Gore and removed him from the cast of the last season of House of Cards. He was to appear in Ridley Scott's film All the Money in the World; however, all his scenes were cut from the film, and Christopher Plummer replaced him in reshoots. more…

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