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Love Etc. (2011)

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25

Average Rating: 5.6/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 6

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audience

63

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Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 500

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Love Etc. is a witty, poignant and humorous exploration about the universal stages of love, depicted through five real stories over the course of one year in New York City. Young, old, gay, straight - everyone has experienced love - and the joy and frustration that come with it. From teen romance to a decades-long marriage; newlyweds to a recent divorcee, and even a bachelor so frustrated in his search that he chooses to have children without a partner, Love Etc. documents the intimate journeys

Unrated,

Documentary, Special Interest

$8.8k

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All Critics (20) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (10)

In an age in which it feels as if seemingly pure intimacy no longer exists, this film thrives on nothing but intimate moments.

July 28, 2011 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe
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It's not that you don't care for these urbanites -- you do, but it's in spite of Andresevic's unengaged hanging-around and general air of slightness.

July 22, 2011 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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Throw a party and ask all your friends to share their stories; you'll probably find more surprises, and have a lot more fun.

July 1, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News
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Breakups and disappearances, loneliness and failing health fit into the film's fabric like beats in a TV drama.

July 1, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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Who needs clichéd Hollywood love stories when you can see the real thing?

July 1, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Post
New York Post
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TV reality show-style doc offers superficial portraits of amour.

June 30, 2011 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Reporter
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Jill Andresevic's simply photographed documentary springs from an equally simple premise...

July 28, 2011 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

A good first date documentary.

July 10, 2011 Full Review Source: About.com
About.com

A particularly poignant examination of love which magically ushers the audience right into the middle of the romantic relationships of a variety of native New Yorkers.

July 5, 2011 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze
NewsBlaze

Each of the six protagonists in Love Etc. are sweet and hopeful in a genuinely human way that fictional films simply cannot touch.

July 4, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Press
New York Press

[A]voids cloying clichés through the bittersweet lessons each learns [to show] "I love you" can be richer, more nuanced, and more expansive than Hollywood fairy tales.

July 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com
Film-Forward.com

How do you find love in a teeming city of 18 million souls? This lightweight, likable documentary attempts to answer that question.

July 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Tedious portraits and flat observations about love by couples and singles in New York City.

June 30, 2011 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Love Etc.'s cross-section of New Yorkers simply isn't as captivating as its cross-section of New York, particularly the Queens and Brooklyn neighborhoods that rarely grace the screen.

June 30, 2011 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club

[VIDEO] Jill Andresevic's hokey-but-enjoyable brief documentary study of romantic relationships is set in New York's five boroughs.

June 27, 2011 Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com
ColeSmithey.com

While Love Etc. shows restraint in its broad look at the universal desire for companionship, it remains a frustratingly thin affair.

June 26, 2011 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

A cautiously optimistic doc that explores the relationships of eight New Yorkers.

June 22, 2011 Full Review Source: Compuserve
Compuserve

Andresevic includes photogenic clips of the vibrant and diverse areas of New York City, giving a strong sense of the settings of the different love stories spread around the city.

June 10, 2011 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Audience Reviews for Love Etc.

Really enjoyed this documentary. Follows the lives of several couples - an elderly couple who have been married 45 years and the wife now has dementia, a divorced single dad of two teenagers who is doing the personal ads, a teenage couple, an Indian couple who are getting married and a gay man who has had surrogate twins after breaking with his boyfriend to have them.
It's not highly dramatic, but it is interesting and most of the people you do care what happens to them. I found the elderly couple the most moving, while the one I liked least was the single dad (but I guess even he acknowledged at the end he needs to grow up).
Good documentary about relationships. Recommended.
October 12, 2011
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