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R| 1 hr. 34 min.

Plot Summary

After nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan.  But when George loses his job soon after, the couple must sell their apartment and – victims of the relentless New York City real estate market - temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home.  While George moves in with two cops (Cheyenne Jackson and Manny Perez) who live down stairs, Ben lands in Brooklyn with his nephew (Darren Burrows), his wife (Marisa Tomei), and their temperamental teenage son (Charlie Tahan), with whom Ben shares a bedroom.  While struggling with the pain of separation, Ben and George are further challenged by the intergenerational tensions and capricious family dynamics of their new living arrangements.

Cast: John Lithgow , Alfred Molina , Marisa Tomei , Cheyenne Jackson , Charlie Tahan , Darren E. Burrows , John Cullum , Harriet Sansom Harris

Director: Ira Sachs

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Love Is Strange (2014)

Release Date: August 22nd, 2014|1 hr. 34 min.

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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Love Is Strange is, above all, a triumph for Lithgow and Molina, two consummate actors who bring decades of experience to artful performances that are as emotionally expressive in silence as they are in words. Acting doesn’t get better than this. Want to know what love is? Watch Lithgow and Molina and learn. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    What's on screen, though, is a peculiar clutter of gentle sentiment, awkward dialogue, shaky contrivance — especially the resolution of Joey's feelings — and monotonous performances from a supporting cast that includes Marisa Tomei and Darren Burrows. show more

  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    After a summer of robots, mutants and explosions, the beautifully honest, grownup Love is Strange is a treat. show more

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