I Am Love (2010)
Critic Consensus: It stumbles into melodrama, but I Am Love backs up its flamboyance with tremendous visual style and a marvelous central performance from Tilda Swinton.
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as Edoardo Recchi Jr.
as Antonio Biscaglia
as Betta Recchi
as Tancredi Recchi
as Ida Marangon
as Gianluca Recchi
as Eva Ugolini
as Mr. Kubelkian
as Edoardo Recchi Sr.
as Allegra Recchi
as Emma Recchi
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Critic Reviews for I Am Love
The grand architecture of Milan and the icy rhythms of composer John Adams set the tone for this elegant Italian drama about the suffocating power of family, wealth, and tradition.
There's no getting around the fact that this is elegant soap opera,. It won't appeal to every taste. But it's sensational to look at, powerfully acted, and delivers a bang for the emotional buck.
Despite a superb cast and a fabulous look, the picture collapses under the weight of its lofty pretensions, especially in the black hole of the last act, where it topples into near-absurdity.
anybody who wants to experience cinema at its most cinematic and grand should rush and experience it for themselves. It is a truly stunning motion picture and one that ranks as the best film 2010 has so far offered.
The predictable end, which comes with an abruptness that feels altogether too constructed, completes the fantasy of transgression that's at the heart of the movie's appeal, however elaborate the trappings.
Audience Reviews for I Am Love
Exquisitely directed and acted, with an amazing Tilda Swinton perfectly conveying the discovery of love, this is a beautiful, sumptuous Italian drama that brings to mind the visual and narrative style of Luchino Visconti, and it grows in a crescendo until a glorious, explosive end.
A bit melodramatic but worth watching.
Excruciatingly slow, overblown melodrama.
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