Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool is an endearing English film that avoids treading on familiar territory; the way some biopics turn out. Perhaps this is attributed to the presence of the remarkable Annette Benning playing the lead as Hollywood actress Gloria Grahame.

Grahame finds herself in Liverpool starring in a theatre play where she meets young aspiring actor Peter Turner (Jamie Bell). The film is based on Turner's memoir, which follows this love affair of Grahame with the young Turner portraying a rather colourful, if tragic, depiction of a fading Hollywood movie star, with a stranger than fiction outcome of her spending her last days cancer-ridden in Turner's family home in Liverpool. It is an overall sweet endeavour, which deals with love, Hollywood insecurity and the eventuality of death. The depiction of the late '70s is spot on!