Nina Takes a Lover (1995)




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Nina (Laura San Giacomo), a young married woman, has an affair with a British photographer in this low-key comedy drama about adultery and romantic role-playing. Nina Takes a Lover, the debut film of writer-director Alan Jacobs, tells its story in flashback, as Nina is interviewed by a journalist who is writing an article on modern marriage -- or, more specifically, modern infidelity. The affair begins after Nina's husband has left for a long business trip, leaving Nina lonely, depressed, and seriously doubting his faithfulness. In this vulnerable state, she meets a stranger in the park. He's from Wales, he's a photographer, and he's quite handsome. Encouraged by the experience of her best friend, who has been unfaithful to her husband for some time now, Nina begins an affair with the photographer. She finds the experience a wonderful, revitalizing thrill and is soon considering leaving her husband to move in with her new lover. However, Nina's feelings become more complicated when she discovers some of her lover's hidden secrets. While on the surface the film is a rather uneventful, performance-driven character study, Nina's story in fact builds toward a surprising revelation, one that casts an entirely new light on the nature of her affair.
Comedy , Drama
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Paul Rhys
as Photographer
Michael O'Keefe
as Journalist
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Critic Reviews for Nina Takes a Lover

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
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May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for Nina Takes a Lover

I like Laura San Giacomo. This film was kind of cool. It was way more interesting than the sequel... "Nina Takes 3 Creams In Her Coffee."

Matthew Bailey
Matthew Bailey

This is one of my all-time favorites. Haven't seen it in years.

Leo L
Leo L

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[i][font=Book Antiqua][size=3]HAS TO BE SEEN TO BE BELIEVED! LAURA SAN GIACOMO IS ON FIRE IN HER ROLE AS A WOMAN WHO TRUSTS AND FALLS IN LOVE WITH A PHOTOGRAPER.[/size][/font][/i] [i][font=Book Antiqua][size=3][/size][/font][/i] [i][font=Book Antiqua][size=3]LAURA SAN GIACOMO HAS CAPTURED THE EPITOME OF LUST-TURNED-LOVE OBSESSION! [/size][/font][/i] [i][font=Book Antiqua][size=3][/size][/font][/i] [i][font=Book Antiqua][size=3]NEVER BEFORE HAS SUCH A WONDERFUL ACTRESS OF THE LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY STOLEN OUR HEARTS AND KEPT US ON THE EDGE OF OUR SEATS.[/size][/font][/i] [i][font=Book Antiqua][size=3][/size][/font][/i] [i][font=Book Antiqua][size=3]BUY OR RENT THIS FILM IF YOU LIKED 'SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE' OR IF YOU FELL IN LOVE WITH CRAZY CORA IN 'QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER'.[/size][/font][/i] [i][font=Book Antiqua][size=3][/size][/font][/i] [i][font=Book Antiqua][size=3]LADIES, IF YOU LIKED LAURA IN 'PRETTY WOMAN', YOU WILL WANT TO OWN THIS DVD![/size][/font][/i] [i][font=Book Antiqua][size=3][/size][/font][/i] [i][font=Book Antiqua][size=3]-SHAZZER[/size][/font][/i]

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