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PG-13| 1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
Curmudgeonly author Giles De'Ath (John Hurt), a widower with a marked distaste for modern popular culture, attempts to buy a ticket for a film adaptation of an E.M. Forster novel, but instead finds himself watching a tacky teen sex comedy. Yet when the beautiful Ronnie Bostock (Jason Priestley) appears on the movie screen, Giles finds himself caught in a whirlwind of unanswered questions about both his own sexuality and his place in late 20th-century society.

Cast: John Hurt , Jason Priestley , Fiona Loewi , Sheila Hancock , Maury Chaykin , Gawn Grainger , Elizabeth Quinn ,

Director: Richard Kwietniowski

Genres: Comedy

Love And Death On Long Island (1997)

Release Date: March 6th, 1998|1 hr. 33 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Directed with style and wit by London filmmaker Richard Kwietniowski, who makes his feature debut here, Love and Death is an off-kilter romantic comedy. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Hurt gives an astonishingly sensitive and funny performance as the bedazzled intellectual, and first-time filmmaker Kwietniowski unfolds the story with an unfailing blend of humor and compassion. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    These opening scenes of Love and Death on Long Island are funny and touching, and Hurt brings a dignity to Giles De'Ath that transcends any snickering amusement at his infatuation. show more

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