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Bernard and Doris (2006)
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Bernard and Doris (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sympathetic look loosely based on the relationship between tobacco heiress, Doris Duke (1912-1993) - think Duke University - and her shy butler, Bernard Lafferty. The icy and mercurial Duke fires her butler for serving a chilled cantaloupe; the agency sends Lafferty, formerly household staff to Liz Taylor and to Peggy Lee. He's an alcoholic, fresh out of rehab. He gradually becomes Duke's gay alter ego as she romps through life sleeping with young men, making shrewd decisions quickly, managing her fortune and orchids as Lafferty manages her New Jersey estate. With a wine cellar to die for, Bernard falls off the wagon. Can he pull himself together when Doris needs him?
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: heiress, butler, estate, unlikely couple, fall in love, social differences, alcohol abuse, friendship, romance, inheritance, gay man straight woman relationship, employer employee relationship, rehabilitation, charity, homosexual, alcoholic, orchid, older woman younger man relationship, sexual relations, friends, couple relations, love and romance, heir, society, human nature ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, hawaii

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