• Two Lovers (2009)

Two Lovers

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: Romance , Drama

Production Co: 2929 Productions, Tempesta Films

Keywords: Emotional, Love triangle, Girlfriend, Deception, Mother, Forbidden love, Passionate, New York City, Father, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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

  • 80
    Ray BennettThe Hollywood Reporter

    Phoenix plays the romantic lead with great intelligence and enormous charm, making his character's conflict utterly believable, and Paltrow positively glows as the radiant shiksa who dazzles him. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    As in a good European film, shots are allowed to breathe. The focus is on character and human emotion. At the same time, the movie shows an American concern for pace and story development. The result is the best of both worlds. show more

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