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Reviews: Love Is Strange (2014)

love_is_strangeReviews for this film from our members:

  • Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com
    • Excerpt: director Ira Sachs delivers what is perhaps his most heartfelt and warmly observed film thus far.
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com
    • Excerpt: Moving drama about an aging gay couple forced to improvise when their life together in love is put in jeopardy.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Lithgow and especially Molina create a lived-in relationship shared by two very different people, both actors very moving in their separate journeys back into one another’s arms.
  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: The situations in the movie could only happen to these specific men, but the feelings that arise as a result are ones we can all identify with. It’s this seeming contradiction that makes LOVE IS STRANGE such an ironic title.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
    • Excerpt: ‘Love is Strange’ Explores The Trials And Tribulations Of Marriage In The 21st Century
  • Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk
  • Kenji Fujishima @ In Review Online
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Gentle and bittersweet, it’s about love in its many permutations.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Review
    • Excerpt: Love is Strange is a well written drama that beautifully handles the observational insights of a family tree and the way a simple crisis affects its many branches.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Sidesteps the politics bubbling just beneath the surface to focus on a couple and their relationship. Lithgow and Molina each deliver memorable and applause-worthy performances.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
  • Kristy Puchko @ CinemaBlend.com
    • Excerpt: Love Is Strange is kept humming by the fantastic performances of its cast, each imbruing their character with a rich emotional life.
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: Sachs, who co-wrote Love is Strange with Mauricio Zacharias, has crafted an erudite portrait of later life. Older couples, gay or straight, aren’t exactly common in Hollywood movies, but here the filmmaker eschews the usual “old people are funny” routine for an emotional, insightful look at what it means for two aging men to have endured together so long only to be separated by happenstance and bad luck.
  • Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: Director Ira Sachs handles it all with quiet, understated compassion, but aside from a few noticeably well-photographed scenes, and the nicely nuanced performances of the bearded newlyweds, the movie seldom rises above a workmanlike armature of social pathos.
  • [New – 4/2/15] | Sarah Ward @ Concrete Playground
Updated: July 7, 2015 — 7:29 pm

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