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Love Comes Lately (2008)

tomatometer

72

Average Rating: 6.1/10
Reviews Counted: 25
Fresh: 18 | Rotten: 7

Though it doesn't quite live up to the source material, this adaptation of three Isaac Bashevis Singer short stories is poignant and charming.

73

Average Rating: 6.1/10
Critic Reviews: 15
Fresh: 11 | Rotten: 4

Though it doesn't quite live up to the source material, this adaptation of three Isaac Bashevis Singer short stories is poignant and charming.

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Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 301

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Max Kohn is a writer in his seventies who is increasingly haunted by his weakening body and ebbing sexual prowess. Asleep on an Amtrak train, Max dreams the conductor asks him if he sleeps with women anymore; the questioning becoming so intense and distressing that Max awakens, still disturbed by the interrogation. This begins a process where Max daydreams, flirts, longs for lost loves, dreams and pours his angst into his literary work.

Feb 3, 2009

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One of the best compliments to be paid a movie based on fiction is that it compels you to read other things by the author. Love Comes Lately is likely to elicit such a response.

August 22, 2008 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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A film that might be called stubbornly magical.

July 31, 2008 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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Fear of intimacy trumps fear of death in Love Comes Lately, filmmaker Jan Schütte's plaintively effective merging of three Isaac Bashevis Singer short stories.

July 25, 2008 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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The idea's not terrible, and no filmmaker has bothered with Singer for years, but this movie chooses to reduce the author's soulfulness to mirrored tales of lonely, randy seniors, all of whom Tausig plays. In one sense, it's a disservice.

July 11, 2008 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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Love Comes Lately, a new English-language film from the German director Jan Schutte, has the good sense to begin with three very good short stories by the modern master Isaac Bashevis Singer.

June 13, 2008 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
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The plight of the aged is worthy of consideration, but a series of AARP fantasies do not a story make.

June 13, 2008 Full Review Source: New York Post
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A poignant valentine to the creativity of I.B. Singer's later years, with the pungent dialogue of the lively women coming directly from Singer's magic realism stories.

December 3, 2008 Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com
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A unique, weird and mostly wonderful film.

August 29, 2008 Full Review Source: Oregonian
Oregonian

Schuttes combining of three separate stories serves only to spread Singer's thematic concerns too thin, thereby failing to achieve the richness of the original written material.

July 25, 2008 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Eighty is the new Forty!

June 12, 2008 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze
NewsBlaze

Swinging from solemn drama to farcical humor at a moment's notice, the proceedings rarely feel surefooted.

June 8, 2008 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

A never less than astonishing procession of real and make-believe oddball characters joining one another for food or sex. A wildly buoyant tale of a geriatric imagination fired up on mental viagra.

May 24, 2008 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze
NewsBlaze

Isaac Bashevis Singer's spirit lives in the three, nicely interwoven stories.

May 14, 2008 Full Review Source: Compuserve
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Audience Reviews for Love Comes Lately

While I found the blurring of reality and imagination thought provoking, and while I admire some of the more mundane humor, I simply could not get behind Max - a charactor who glides through the film as things happen all around him; more of a force that moves the plot along than an actual engaged charactor (fictional or otherwise).

The women who drift in and out of Max's vision all do a very nice job supporting the film, especially Barbara Hershey, although I found Pena's performance just too polarized and predictable (hampered by the script, no doubt).

What this film tells about ageing is poignant and at the crux, but there's just too much sleight of hand to really make you feel for Max.
January 20, 2010
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