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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.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 80
    Boyd van Hoeij The Hollywood Reporter

    This is a sprawling yet intimate narrative, constructed almost entirely of in-between moments rather than the big turning points and tragedies. show more

  • 50
    Inkoo Kang The Wrap

    Love is Strange boasts an abundance of patience and kindness — but not much of a pulse. show more

  • 89
    Jordan Hoffman Film.com

    Throughout the picture you understand the miracle and good fortune of finding love, and recognize the great changes in tolerance American society is currently (albeit slowly) undergoing. show more

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Watch Live! John Lithgow and Ira Sachs on Their New Movie 'Love Is Strange'

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Director Ira Sachs's new film "Love Is Strange" enjoyed an extremely successful run at Sundance earlier this year. Moviegoers were charmed by John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, and Marisa Tomei, as they...

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