The One I Love Reviews

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August 30, 2019
Exceptional writing and superb performances elevate this film into an irregular realm of its own.
July 21, 2019
You'll be retreating to crossed arms of curiosity and chin-rubbing intrigue and attention.
June 8, 2019
The real joy it delivers is seeing how its characters respond to their extraordinary circumstances in a way that feels genuine, rather than a succession of demonstrations of love between screenwriter and concept.
November 8, 2018
Not only is this a well-executed film, it may be a therapy session you didn't know you needed.
August 31, 2018
Immerses the viewer in its chilling waters, leaving you with a feeling of instability that may be hard to shake.
August 30, 2018
Two hours of watching two faces in tight close-ups, doubled, no matter how pretty everything appears to be is a bit wearing. But oh, how it provokes the mind.
February 15, 2018
It might not be able to close out as efficiently as it would've liked, but it does present some valuable themes about appreciating every aspect of a relationship no matter how flawed it is.
September 2, 2017
Screenwriter Justin Lader's feature film debut is nothing short of stunning and hopefully signals a prolific career ahead. Meanwhile, director Charlie McDowell's first feature effort similarly allows for such a unique exploration of the trials of romance.
September 20, 2016
There's just something refreshing, at least for me, about going to a movie and not knowing what it's going to be, even down to its genre.
August 17, 2016
Ultimately the surreal concept is half-baked and poorly executed, which will take audiences out of the movie all leading to an unsatisfying conclusion.
June 21, 2016
McDowell's picture goes to dark, introspective places without sacrificing the relatively light tone that works throughout.
February 29, 2016
It is the performances of Duplass and Moss that help the film truly shine.
January 10, 2015
at #4 on the top10 Indie films in the iTunes store.
December 15, 2014
It's gently funny, it's compelling, the performances are excellent, and it flies in the face of conventional romantic films, always carving its own path. Satisfying, charming and recommended.
December 4, 2014
It's proof positive of how really good Moss and Duplass are here once you realise that in terms of technique that haven't been asked much more than to re-act deadpan and endure ever so long pauses no matter how stupid it all gets.
November 26, 2014
Come for the energetically shot quirkiness, stay for the astute observations and performances that make The One I Love a crafty, clever, modern romance.
November 26, 2014
The film owes everything to its actors and particularly to Moss, who is capable of constantly surprising reactions, like the flurry of little nods Sophie gives to express delight.
November 17, 2014
"The One I Love" is at its best when its human and oddball elements are in perfect harmony, one illuminating the other.
October 31, 2014
In its quest to sidestep clichs, this low-budget mix of romance and science fiction winds up too muddled and unfocused to have much of an impact.
October 6, 2014
Duplass and Moss have great timing and they pull off some inventive gags with aplomb, selling some of the more heady concepts of Justin Lader's inventive script.
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