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Love in the Time of Money (2002)

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Like La Ronde, Peter Mattei's debut film Love in the Time of Money consists of a series of conversational duets that ultimately returns to the person who started the entire chain of events. Starting with prostitute Greta (Vera Farmiga) and disgruntled trick Eddie (Domenick Lombardozzi), the story soon includes a housewife on the look for an affair (Jill Hennessy), her husband (Malcolm Gets), an artist (Steve Buscemi), a gallery worker (Rosario Dawson), and a salesman (The Sopranos' Michael Imperioli). This film was screened at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival after being developed in the Sundance labs.

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Cast

Steve Buscemi
as Martin Kunkle
Jill Hennessy
as Ellen Walker
Malcolm Gets
as Robert Walker
Tamara Jenkins
as Susan Kopit
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Critic Reviews for Love in the Time of Money

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (12)

Too clever by about nine-tenths.

November 27, 2002

Despite impeccable acting ... and a script that takes some rather unexpected (even, at times, preposterous) turns, Love is just too, too precious in the end.

November 27, 2002 | Full Review…

The problems of the people in Love in the Time of Money are hardly specific to their era. They just have problems, which are neither original nor are presented in convincing way.

November 22, 2002 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

A workshop mentality prevails.

November 6, 2002 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

An exercise in cynicism every bit as ugly as the shabby digital photography and muddy sound.

November 1, 2002 | Rating: 1/4

A listless and desultory affair.

October 31, 2002 | Rating: 1.5/5

Audience Reviews for Love in the Time of Money

"Love in the Time of Money" is not the first updating of "La Ronde" to the present day in New York City and it probably won't be the last, either. This particular group of linked encounters starts with Greta(Vera Farmiga) on her first night as a prostitute and hopefully her last, considering how badly her meeting with her first customer, Eddie(Domenick Lombardozzi, with hair), goes. After which, Eddie goes back to his job as a plumber and uptown where he does some work for Ellen(Jill Hennessy). Overall, "Love in the Time of Money" is inconsistent, with a couple of cheap shots at the modern art world. The best part features Steve Buscemi and Rosario Dawson which is a combination that should not click in any possible universe. But here they have a spark between them which goes down to their skill as actors. On the minus side, any segment involving Adrian Grenier is dead on arrival.

Walter M.
Walter M.

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½

kind of pointless jumble of affairs. a little too "indie" for me

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