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Sundance Review: Love Is Strange

Score:C+

Director:Ira Sachs

Cast:Alfred Molina, John Lithgow, Marisa Tomei

Running Time:98.00

Rated:NR

Ben and George are far from strange and are affectively played by Alfred Molina and John Lithgow.

After four decades together, the two men are finally able to marry in the state of New York. Shortly after, George (Molina) loses his job, and the couple is forced to stay with friends.

The story is built by solid performances, but after its first act, its potential plot ambitions vanish as the film reveals itself as a movie about emotional and character arcs. However, those arcs and characters aren't developed enough to keep the viewer as invested as they should be.

Love Is Strange aims to be an intimate movie about love, marriage, family, resilience, and much more. And while it attempts to have multiple (yet obvious) themes, the execution of it doesn't resonate underneath your skin the way its lovely and leisurely classical musical score does.

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