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  • Summary: From the director of Run, Lola, Run and The International comes a sexy romantic drama with a nod to classic Hollywood's screwball comedies. Hanna and Simon, a couple in their early forties, live together in Berlin. With their 20th anniversary looming, they both become restless despite being truly and deeply in love. Unbeknownst to one another, they become acquainted with Adam, a younger man, and fall in love with him. Clearly not your typical 1930’s romp, this reinvention of those classic films with Tykwer’s sleek direction is a playful update: an intellectual study of a modern couple looking for redefinition in a world of absolutes. (Strand Releasing) Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Wesley Morris
    Oct 6, 2011
    100
    It's a funny, fearless, suspenseful sex comedy that, in drawing on science and philosophy and art and death, risks accusations of pretentiousness. But, even in its romantic idealism, the movie proceeds according to recognizable rhythms of how some people live.
  2. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Sep 15, 2011
    70
    In this quintessentially Germanic film, Berlin - where they live, work, and create and voraciously consume culture - is as much a character as any person. The collective sensibility on display is determinedly forward looking; you might even say avant-garde.
  3. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Sep 15, 2011
    70
    A sensuous intellectual romp whose strong casting makes it involving, even when sentimentality creeps into the story or ideas present themselves in boldface.
  4. Reviewed by: V.A. Musetto
    Sep 16, 2011
    50
    Tykwer exhibits a fondness for split screens and other eye candy but no interest in formalities like character and plot development. By the time we reach the kitchy final scene, we've had our fill of visual tricks.
  5. Reviewed by: J.R. Jones
    Nov 17, 2011
    50
    Tykwer manages to negotiate this incredible coincidence without much trouble, though the movie slows to a crawl in its second half.
  6. Reviewed by: Leba Hertz
    Sep 22, 2011
    50
    Despite its fascinating and humorous moments, one can't help but be frustrated when at times it switches away to spiritual pretentiousness.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Sep 16, 2011
    20
    Rois has moments of desperate urgency and depth, but Twyker's love of parallels is finally done in by artsy shots of the threesome au naturel against stark white backdrops.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Nov 1, 2011
    0
    could i give this movie three slaps,three punches and make three holes on this film?

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