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Love Comes Lately Reviews

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December 3, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 29, 2008
A unique, weird and mostly wonderful film.
August 22, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 31, 2008
A film that might be called stubbornly magical.
July 25, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 25, 2008
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 11, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 13, 2008
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 13, 2008
The plight of the aged is worthy of consideration, but a series of AARP fantasies do not a story make.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 13, 2008
As fast-paced as a canasta game in Boca Raton, Love Comes Lately drags on through a plot so contrived it could be a parody of one of Woody Allen's middle-era comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 13, 2008
Max Kohn (Otto Tausig), the aging Lothario of Love Comes Lately, is very much like the movie itself: doddering and milquetoasty, but ultimately disarming.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 12, 2008
Eighty is the new Forty!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 11, 2008
There have been several other films over the years based on Singer's works, but none with such relevance as Love Comes Lately...
June 11, 2008
Schütte deftly juggles antic comedy, pathos, and melancholy.
June 8, 2008
Swinging from solemn drama to farcical humor at a moment's notice, the proceedings rarely feel surefooted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 24, 2008
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 14, 2008
Isaac Bashevis Singer's spirit lives in the three, nicely interwoven stories.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 28, 2008
Three stories involving essentially the same elderly man are slight, slight and slighter.
October 3, 2007
Script's strong point is smooth way fictional stories flow in and out of the cover yarn.
September 29, 2007
Though Schutte doesn't quite rise to the challenge, he is greatly helped by the presence of veteran Viennese stage actor Otto Tausig, who inhabits the character of Max Kohn as if were been born into it.
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