Two Lovers

R| 1 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
Following a broken engagement, sometime photographer Leonard Kraditor (Joaquin Phoenix) moves in with his parents in Brighton Beach. He soon becomes involved with Sandra (Vinessa Shaw), an honest and sensible young woman. They appear to be a perfect match, then Michelle (Gwyneth Paltrow) enters the picture. Beautiful but manipulative, she wraps him around her finger, even though she has a rich, married boyfriend.

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Genres: Drama, Romance

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Two Lovers (2009)

Release Date: February 13th, 2009|1 hr. 49 min.

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  • The film's secrets unfold slowly, allowing Phoenix and Paltrow -- a luminous fusion of grace and grit -- to build a relationship in full. The script, by Gray and Richard Menello, is inspired by Dostoevsky's "White Nights." show more

  • For a filmmaker who has made his reputation with such crime thrillers as "Little Odessa" and "The Yards," James Gray reveals an unexpected gift for the mysteries of romance. show more

  • A throwback in style, pace, and storytelling to the 1970s and the downbeat mood pieces of directors like Bob Rafelson. show more

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  • April 05, 2009 DSHART
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    Outstanding, excellent film & cast. Phoenix rivals Brando, Paltrow is simply excellent. Very pure, very true, intelligent & sensitive film. I would see it again.

  • March 25, 2009 SUNINYRIZE
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    In awe we watch as Joaquin PHoenix transcended the capability of a human to portray another character to infinity..Cast and film were outstanding.

  • March 17, 2009 katyasamber
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    Ok.. I get that his acting was sensitive and the physical chemistry interesting..but the movie was slow moving, and a bit of a yawn. He mumbled and we just didn't enjoy watching this film.

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