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Two Lovers (2008)Two Lovers (2008)

Two Lovers (2008)

Drama, Romance

7.8

movie

France, United States of America

English

A-list actors, Romantic

2008

James Gray

Anne Joyce, Bianca Giancoli, Bob Ari

110 min

Synopsis

A depressed man moves back in with his parents following a recent heartbreak and finds himself with two women.

Our Take

7.8
Bilal Zouheir

This is the most practical romantic movie I have seen though many would disagree with its ending. It’s a triangular love story that trades cashable means of storytelling with a much more sensible approach. After a failed relationship, Leonard Kraditor (Joaquin Phoenix) returns to live with his parents only to find himself torn again between an exciting neighbor and a woman his parents set him up with. Phoenix delivers an impeccable performance as it goes without saying but Gwyneth Paltrow and Vinessa Shaw really steal the show as the two love interests. They both deliver honest and very interesting portrayals. All in all, Two Lovers is a complex and very well-acted film that goes as far as examining the notion of love, and what we look for in people, through seemingly a simple story.

Comments

K
kaybeetoyz

I was bored to death with this movie. I really gave it a good try though.

B
Bepina

Excellent movie – although I am not a fan of Gwyneth, she really delivers a nice role here. Definitely worth a watch!

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