Two Lovers Poster

Release Date: February 13th, 2009

DVD Release Date: June 30th, 2009

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.

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow, Vinessa Shaw, Isabella Rossellini, Elias Koteas, Moni Monoshov, Julie Budd, Bob Ari

Director: James Gray

Genres: Drama, Romance

Production Co: 2929 Productions, Tempesta Films

Ratings & Reviews

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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

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

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