Love Is Strange Reviews

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March 20, 2015
Love is strange and so is this movie, but in a good way. It's so low key that you barely notice when big things are happening.
February 13, 2015
It starts with a marriage. A marriage which is also, unexpectedly, an ending of sorts, although you wouldn't know it from the hum of warmth and goodwill that surrounds Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina).
February 13, 2015
Get ready to feel your heart skip.
February 13, 2015
Would love to see another movie about these two characters.
February 12, 2015
This is a film of great gentleness and subtlety.
January 4, 2015
'Love is Strange' takes something so right and leaves it hanging all wrong.
January 4, 2015
"Love Is Strange" is a testament to love, not in an overly sentimental way, but in a realistic way.
January 4, 2015
"Love is Strange" boasts an abundance of patience and kindness - but not much of a pulse.
January 4, 2015
Sachs rarely overstates his themes. "Love Is Strange" is largely a restrained drama about the loss of comfort.
January 4, 2015
Love Is Strange is drab-looking and has its longueurs, but it's emotionally very full.
September 24, 2014
I can't say enough about how smart and clear-eyed it is. And moving: I'm wiping tears off my keyboard as I type this.
September 19, 2014
This is not a strident film; it's about subtle performances.
September 18, 2014
An unforgettable portrait, set to a dazzling soundtrack of Chopin piano pieces, of the sense of loss we all feel when we are obliged to move into unfamiliar and uncomfortable surroundings.
September 18, 2014
"Love Is Strange" is beautifully acted and bittersweet. It's a gentle reminder that modern love, like a houseplant, needs sunlight, space and attention to grow.
September 12, 2014
A film about learning, and changing, and learning to change.
September 11, 2014
Sachs tells the story with artful economy - one late, crucial plot point happens without our seeing it - and ends it with an achingly lovely image, caught in golden sunlight.
September 5, 2014
What lends it spirit is the performances, both major and minor, and Sachs's determination to dramatize same-sex love not as groundbreaking, but as securely rooted -- rent control and all -- in common ground.
September 5, 2014
Sometimes, love can feel like hate or annoyance - it is, as the title states, strange. But sometimes, more often than not, it can be a wonderful thing.
September 4, 2014
"Love Is Strange" is one of those lovely little movies that starts out being about a handful of people and ends up being about all of us.
September 4, 2014
The movie, which feels a bit like a mashup of Woody Allen and Mike Leigh, succeeds on its simple story and its lead actors.
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