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½ November 7, 2014
I wanted to like this film more than I did. Too many of the scenes seemed disjointed, and there was no sense of what the relationships between the characters had been in their youths. The son seemed totally disinterested. None of the characters seemed to be relating to each other.
½ October 24, 2014
A human story told with taste and simplicity. Makes you long for an American filmmaker with the guts to put the AARP generation in roles this deep and rewarding.
August 14, 2014
Tender, unabashed look at seniors in love.
June 26, 2013
An understated, heartbreaking Australian masterpiece that is criminally underappreciated, Paul Cox's Innocence is a film so confidently directed and exceptionally acted that it's almost guaranteed to wear you down. A beautiful film.
July 8, 2012
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½ October 1, 2009
Never too late to fall in love, never too late to admit who you really are!
September 10, 2009
Finally a realistic movie...
June 29, 2009
ok movie...but old people" doin' it" on screen should be banned forever
½ April 11, 2009
It's nice to see a romantic geriatric flick.
March 8, 2009
You never forget your first love; the one who left a mark on or holds a special place in your heart.
½ February 9, 2009
Love remembered, love rekindled, and love lost. A charming quiet film that gives one pause... if you find the one you love, keep them, don't let them go. You may miss out on the greatest love affair in life. Love that transcends time. Some truly profound thoughts are shared on life, death, and memories. It may not be the greatest movie, but what it lacks in technique it makes up for in tenderness.
maxthesax
Super Reviewer
January 5, 2009
taking on a seldom seen topic, Innocence contains some very poignant moments while the script peals off messages on the true meaning of love.

Introduced by narrative letters we learn that Andreas has discovered that his "first love" is living in the same town, so he deems to write to her. The story then unfolds - the first re-uniting, etc, all while the film interjects scenes from their past (which I found to be off putting at first, but then found it to be well within the feel of the film).

That the two are in fact still in love is interesting, as both feel empty in their lives and see in the other the possibility of fullfillment. But is this love? Of a sort, to be certain - and it is the examining of the nature of love that the film is all about; from the fuddy husband who realizes only too late that he has taken his wife for granted all these years, to the wife who reacts to the invitation to love again as only a woman living as a ghost can react - with full bravado that collides directly with her years of accumulated common sense.

There is a telling scene in which the woman is at a small party, dancing and laughing, suddenly alive - and her husband watches and realizes, all too late, that he does indeed love her, and has neglected her in his own narcisism. From this scene you can see that his reaching out to her is more than just a selfish need to protect his property.

The pentultimate scene, in which Andreas plays the pipe organ for his love is beautiful, not only in the emotion that he pours into his performance, but in her reaction, letting the music swell over her like waves, only to drown in the true expression of love. Such a truth, and yet, the final voice over, in which she speaks from the grave to me lost all the momentum it had carries until that point - claiming that she loved both Andreas and her husband, each in their own way, was totally bogus and a false note in what otherwise was a beautiful tome to ageing and to endless love.
November 26, 2008
if you just pick up on the acting...ideologies and direction of the movie..you do appreciate the sheer exuberence of the cinema..but at one point in time....the idea of a 70 year old wanting sexual pleasure at that age ..from their teenage love...is too hard to digest...even the end was a bit surprising...but for the above positives this movie should be seen by those who appreciate cinema which goes against the norms
½ November 22, 2008
Beautiful little film about love and age and risk and tenderness.
½ October 18, 2008
A love story about old people...yikes! While the premise may sound kind of sick, this is actually a pretty incredible film. Hilarious, touching and enlightening!
½ October 14, 2008
Very touching film about a two lovers who reunite after more than 40 years of being apart. It's a very well crafted love story and the two leads are excellent. Many great emotional moments throughout, especially the very beautiful scene in the church at the end. This small film should be seen by more people, it's really wonderful.
½ September 2, 2008
This film is mediocre at best. Yes it's oh so noble of Paul Cox to depict 70-something sex scenes - and there's a lot of fun to be had in watching the younger viewers choke on their cornflakes :-) - but the storyline and dialogue are so corny and contrived that I spent much of the film cringing. I sometimes think Paul Cox is very overrated as a filmmaker.
June 13, 2008
What a boring and senseless movie :mad: , what a waste of money and time. Terrible story, terrible cast = mediocre movie.
½ May 3, 2008
I loved this movie. This movie explores mature love, the main characters are in their 70s, but before you get put off, there's more to it than that. This couple were very much in love in their youth, more than 50 yrs ago, yet for some reason chose to part and married others. Decades later they come together, the guy is now a widower, but the lady is still married, though not happy. They find their love for each other has weathered the years and has grown even stronger, but their happiness in finding each other again is beset by problems- the lady's husband refuses to let her go. The movie to me is really honest in its portrayal of human intimacies and the complexities inherent in it - should one stay in an unhappy marriage for the sake of it? The answer in this movie is truly affirming of an individual's basic right to be happy.
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