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Love is Strange (2014)Love is Strange (2014)

Love is Strange (2014)

Drama

best
THE VERY BEST

8.0

movie

Brazil, France

English

Feel-Good, Heart-warming, Lovely

2014

Ira Sachs

Alfred Molina, Andrew Polk, Charlie Tahan

98 min

Synopsis

After 39 years together, Ben and George finally tie the knot, but George loses his job as a result, and the newlyweds must sell their New York apartment and live apart, relying on friends and family to make ends meet.

Our Take

8.0
Jamie Rutherford

Love is Strange is an even-handed drama about a Ben and George (John Lithgow and Alfred Molina), a loving couple who marry after 39 years of companionship, only to face a series of unexpected consequences of their decision. George is fired from his position as a music teacher, they’re forced to sell their home, and they find themselves living separately with various friends and relatives. The story revolves largely around their time apart, as they struggle in their separation while creating unintended commotion in the lives of their hosts. It’s a warm, wryly amusing and ultimately very touching film about the bonds of love and dedication. It may seem slow at times, but to watch it through to the end will lead you to realize how truly special it is.

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