‘Behind The Candelabra': Celebs React To Liberace Movie On Twitter

Mon, May 27, 2013 9:38am EST by 7 Comments
Behind The Canelabra Movie
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It was a big movie event on May 26, as the much anticipated Liberace biopic finally premiered on HBO. We weren’t the only ones heating up popcorn and taking in the glitz, glamour, and Rob Lowe’s face — tons of celebs took to Twitter to share their reactions too!

Who knew an over-the-top drama about flamboyant entertainer Liberace would drum up such a huge response? The HBO biopic Behind The Candelabra, starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon as lovers, was such a decadent, racy, dramatic affair that even the stars felt compelled to voice their reactions on Twitter.

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The iconic musician Cher, who for some reason we don’t have much trouble relating to Liberace, tweeted, “Watched Behind The Candelabra. At end I felt tears streaming down my cheeks. It was tiny bit slow, but it showed Unvarnished Human Frailty.”

Entourage actress Debi Mazar was obviously excited for the movie: “Abt to watch now! Kids go to bed already!! wanna see film,” she tweeted in response to a friend who had written, “this Liberace thing is BEYOND. The plastic surgery scene is killing me.”

True Blood actress Tara Buck seemed to be as horrified/entranced by Rob Lowe’s character as we were: “Behind The Candelabra — once again @HBO delivers a moving, beautifully human and timely film. Bravo,” she first tweeted and then had to add, “And Rob Lowe, you really freaked me the hell out. #Liberace.”

And then there were the jokesters, who had some fun with the cable event. Comedian Patton Oswalt basically live-tweeted the entire movie. Our favorites from him: “Oh goddamit, this ending is genuinely making me cry. What the f*** is happening?” and “Also, you can easily see what’s behind a candelabra just by looking at it straight on.”

Finally, Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings likely spoke for millions with his nerd-centric tweet: “No Game of Thrones tonight so I’m pretending the Liberace movie is a super-long Renly/Loras flashback.” That’s actually hilarious.

What about you, HollywoodLifers? Did you watch Behind The Candelabra? What did you think?

WATCH: ‘Behind The Candelabra’ Trailer

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Posted at 5:08 PM on May 27, 2013  

It seems like good comedy. He has never admitted that he was gay didn’t he? So he says he was gay?

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Damon young as Good Will Hunting days

Posted at 1:58 PM on May 27, 2013  

They say that Liberace was the sex addict but from the movie His partner was..full of cocaine
But as soon as he left Liberace he stopped using drugs and went on to a postal office?
Really and driving a dump car? To go see Liberace final performance..

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Posted at 12:42 PM on May 27, 2013  

Damon was brilliant in this. Douglas was good as well but really didn’t look nor sound like Liberace.

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Extra cookies

Posted at 12:29 PM on May 27, 2013  

THAT is acting, people. Damon and Douglas absolutely crushed it. Watched it twice! This needs it’s own Actor’s Studio episode.

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justsaying so chillout

Posted at 10:41 AM on May 27, 2013  

@Abe LOL that was very funny! Anyways I thought there was too much focus on their sex life There were alot of things that were left unsaid. That was a shame! Kudos to the 2 actors! But it was a bit on the boring side.

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Posted at 10:15 AM on May 27, 2013  

alot of peple suffered Diarrhoea after seeing this scandal.

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Posted at 10:42 AM on May 27, 2013  

Watched movie last night. Kudos to Michael Douglas for his fantastic portrayal of Liberace. If he does not win an Emmy for his performance, I’ll be disappointed. Matt Damon was not hard on the eyes but Rob Lowe looked downright creepy.

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