Love the Hard Way (2003)

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Claire, a brilliant student, seeks answers to the meaning of life in the calm of her biology laboratory. One day, she meets a mysterious young man, Jack, at the cinema, and is intrigued by his style, assurance and audacity. Apart from his artistic activities, Jack has a regular scam going, ripping off foreign businessmen with his loyal mate Charlie and two actresses. But his tough guy exterior conceals a secret passion for old books, and he dreams of writing a novel one day. Jack falls hard for … More

Rating: R (for sexual content, language and violence)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Peter Sehr, Marie Noelle
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 28, 2003
Runtime:
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Cast


as Charlie

as Linda Fox

as Fitzgerald

as Librarian
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Critic Reviews for Love the Hard Way

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (25)

Feels like it was crafted by an outsider, with the cliche-filled dialogue reading like a rough translation.

September 20, 2003
Detroit Free Press
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One of those films where great acting and occasionally brilliant dialogue attempt to overcome an unbelievable plot and a cowardly Hollywood ending.

September 12, 2003
Arizona Republic
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Brody pulls the juggling act off -- bringing to mind some riveting cinematic misfits before him, from Brando to McQueen to Pacino.

August 1, 2003
Seattle Times
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There must be some reason to worry over the fate of these people, but it's not in the movie.

Full Review… | July 25, 2003
Denver Post
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Heartfelt but fatally overwrought romantic melodrama.

Full Review… | July 11, 2003
Boston Globe
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As character studies of Jack and Claire, it is daring and inventive, and worthy of comparison with the films of a French master of criminal psychology like Jean-Pierre Melville.

Full Review… | June 27, 2003
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for Love the Hard Way

A tragic love story with too much tragedy and not enough love.

Lemure
Marcus Woolcott

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½

An interesting movie! Adrien Brody and Charlotte Ayanna are phenomenal. Intriguing story plot, but sad and tragic.

iLeo
Leo L

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