Love Streams (1984)


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In this emotional roller coaster ride, Robert Harmon (John Cassavetes) is a street-wise, sometimes obnoxious writer currently working on a book about the seamier side of buying/selling love, and Sarah Lawson (Gena Rowlands) is an emotive wife and mother struggling through a divorce and custody battle. When Sarah lands on Robert's doorstep with her suitcases, it seems at first that she has returned to her husband. Robert has several women staying at his place (research sources!), but when his … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Ted Allan, John Cassavetes
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On DVD: Aug 12, 2014
MGM Home Entertainment


as Sarah Lawson

as Robert Harmon

as Jack Lawson

as Margarita

as Albie Swanson

as Agnes Swanson

as Stepfather Swanson

as Agnes Swanson

as Judge Dunbar

as Milton Kravitz

as Sam the Lawyer

as Debbie Lawson

as Psychiatrist

as Taxi Driver

as Dr. Williams

as Phyllis George Delan...

as Jade Meadows Swift

as Mrs. Kiner

as Taxi Driver

as Backup Singer

as Backup Singer

as Phyllis

as Taxi Driver

as Ben the Bartender

as Taxi Driver

as The Dog Man

as House Man

as Female Impersonator

as Female Impersonator

as Female Impersonator
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Critic Reviews for Love Streams

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (7)

Love Streams is at once a culmination of the director's obsessions and his most atypical film.

Full Review… | November 15, 2005
Village Voice
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There's no other American director who can do what John Cassavetes does on the screen.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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John Cassavetes's career of risk taking comes to a climax in this rich, original, emotionally magnificent 1984 film.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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The movie is exasperating, because we never know where we stand or what will happen next. I think that's one of its strengths: There's an exhilaration in this roller-coaster ride through scenes that come out of nowhere.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for Love Streams


As in any Cassavettes, the good outweighs the bad because the good is fucking amazing.

Tim Sigur

Super Reviewer

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