Between Strangers (2002)
Average Rating: 4.3/10
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Three women living in Toronto find themselves confronting emotional crises regarding the men in their lives in this drama. Olivia (Sophia Loren) is a woman who spends her days looking after her husband, John (Pete Postlethwaite), who is confined to a wheelchair. Olivia has long aspired to a career as an artist, but John, not emotionally generous, refuses to hear of her wasting her time on such things. However, Olivia does find encouragement from an unlikely source -- Max (Gérard Depardieu), an
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Except for heartfelt performances by Sophia Loren and Pete Postlethwaite as her wheelchair-bound husband, Between Strangers is an awful cheat.
As soft-lit and saccharine as a Sugar Jones video, it tries to pass off sentiment as emotion and artifice as art.
It is fabulously badly made, with rare weak performances from otherwise excellent actors ... and idiotic dialogue and events.
A lyrical film about redemption, forgiveness and hope.
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