Love Is Strange

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.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Love Is Strange (2014)

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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Love Is Strange has a gentleness about it, and an empathy, that inspire. show more

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  • February 02, 2015 elizabeth.perry8
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    Seriously? Great cast. ... But that's it. End of story. No character development. No flow. No action. No Story. No resolution. Sorry, but total waste of time. And kinda depressing to top it all off.

  • October 11, 2014 mmyk
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    What infuriating drivel. The idea that these two men, with 130 years of life between them and no dependents, couldn't put away a few dollars to carry them into their golden years is ridiculous. But of course they're artists, so this kind of failure is somehow acceptable. Watch this film and then think of all the hardworking families out there struggling to survive by working in factories and fast food restaurants, while these two self-indulgent slobs nap all afternoon and feel sorry for themselves. Two college educated white men in America who can't figure out how to feed themselves. Total nonsense.

  • October 06, 2014 jerryjou
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    Lithgow gave an award performance. It's the best film he's has ever made. Some may not like the story, but it is violance free and expresses love you may have never seen before. Difinitely an oscar contender. Jerry Journeay

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