The Life & Death of Peter Sellers

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER SELLERS (15)
D: Stephen Hopkins
HBO (Simon Bosanquet)
US/UK 2004
122 mins

Biopic

W: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely [based on the book by Roger Lewis]
DP: Peter Levy
Ed: John Smith
Mus: Richard Hartley

Geoffrey Rush (Peter Sellers), Charlize Theron (Britt Ekland), Emily Watson (Anne Sellers), John Lithgow (Blake Edwards), Miriam Margolyes (Peg Sellers), Peter Vaughan (Bill Sellers), Sonia Aquino (Sophia Loren), Stanley Tucci (Stanley Kubrick)

A made-for-TV biopic which received a limited release in selected theatres.
Though lead actor Geoffrey Rush does a great impression of the legendary comedian and scenes from Dr. Strangelove and Casino Royale are reasonably well re-created, this doesn't really do justice to the life & career of Peter Sellers, telling very little about the inner workings of the comedy genius.
A well-intentioned homage to a great actor, but nothing more.
6/10

Charlize Theron & Geoffrey Rush in The Life & Death of Peter Sellers
Charlize Theron & Geoffrey Rush in The Life & Death of Peter Sellers