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Love Is Strange (2014)

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Ira Sachs

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About the Movie

After nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot. But when George loses his job, the couple must sell their apartment and temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home. George moves in with two friends (Cheyenne Jackson and Manny Perez) while Ben ends up across town with his nephew (Darren Burrows), his wife (Marisa Tomei) and their teenage son with whom Ben shares a bunk bed. 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. Love Is Strange depicts the delicate nature of two people building a long life together and their love growing deeper and richer with time.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 169
  • Fresh: 158
  • Rotten: 11
  • Average Rating: 7.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: "Love Is Strange" is a testament to love, not in an overly sentimental way, but in a realistic way. – Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, Jan 4, 2015

Fresh: This is not a strident film; it's about subtle performances. – Nathalie Atkinson, Globe and Mail, Sep 19, 2014

Fresh: Sachs understands [Lithgow and Molina's] consummate skills as actors; putting them together, the result is wonderfully warm and wise. – James Mottram, South China Morning Post, Apr 6, 2016

Fresh: As a couple, Lithgow and Molina are flawless. It's like watching your own grandparents, who are still madly in love after decades together. – Chris Bright, Film4, Mar 20, 2015

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Customer Reviews

So cute

Theyre adorable together. It's a light hearted yet warming tale, I recommend.

Terrible movie

This is a terrible movie. It has nothing to do with sexual orientation, though it’s an attempt to make it so. It’s about life, which becomes very hard when people get old, regardless of sexual orientation. Ira Sachs is a terrible director. What regret having wasted my money. I admire the three leading stars, but it’s a shame they agreed to be in this film.

Ok Ira Sachs, So You Have Created An Atmosphere...

Now try having characters who change and write a movie. There was something very self satisfied about the minimalism of the story and the characters. In the same way that Lithgow’s character can’t quite see beyond himself, the movie can’t quite see beyond itself. It’s smugly un-self aware. Happy to be small.

Love Is Strange (2014)
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2014

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