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Lovers of Hate (2011)

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Two adult brothers, Rudy and Paul, represent failure and success. Younger brother Paul is a successful author who writes Harry Potter-like fantasy novels for children, while Rudy, Paul's childhood collaborator on the stories, moves from job to job, unable to get started on his own novel -- the long-gestating "Lovers of Hate." The one thing they do have in common is their love for Diana, Rudy's soon-to-be ex-wife. When opportunistic Paul whisks Diana away to a romantic mountain retreat (in Park City, Utah, incidentally), the lovers have no idea that Rudy has made it there first. From the shadows of the posh chalet, Rudy tries desperately to sabotage their relationship.

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Cast

Zach Green
as Dexter
Josh Meyer
as Supervisor
Harper Cummings
as Girl at Car Wash
Dan Brown
as Man at Door
Lana Dieterich
as Mrs. Petersen
Garry Peters
as Mr. Petersen
Kim LeBlanc
as Bookstore Clerk
Eric Moorhead
as Convenience Store Clerk
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Critic Reviews for Lovers of Hate

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (7)

An unusually perceptive examination of fraternal rivalry and failed ambition.

February 11, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5
New York Times
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A 2010 Sundance favorite, this inventive (and inventively thrifty) character study from Austin indie stalwart Bryan Poyser never flinches from the intractable sibling resentment at its core.

February 8, 2011 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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It's among the most unjustly underseen American indies of the year.

September 16, 2010 | Full Review…
L.A. Weekly
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It lingers in the mind, thanks largely to its trio of actors -- especially Alex Karpovsky, who brings a riveting sense of spontaneity to depicting the younger brother's slow-burning rage.

July 6, 2010 | Full Review…
Variety
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Designed to make you laugh and squirm, Lovers of Hate does more of the latter.

June 29, 2010
Hollywood Reporter
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The film is at its best as a comedy milking an elegantly simple locked-room premise.

June 29, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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