Love Is Strange

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

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  • Summary: Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) take advantage of New York's new marriage laws and tie the knot after being together for 39 years. Unfortunately, the Catholic school where George teaches does not approve, and they reluctantly fire him, forcing the couple to split up and stayBen (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) take advantage of New York's new marriage laws and tie the knot after being together for 39 years. Unfortunately, the Catholic school where George teaches does not approve, and they reluctantly fire him, forcing the couple to split up and stay with friends while they sell their apartment and look for cheaper housing. George crashes with two gay police officers, while Ben, who's a painter, bunks with his nephew's family in Brooklyn—a temporary situation that weighs heavily on all involved. [Sony Pictures Classics] Collapse

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Aug 22, 2014
    100
    You need to give Love Is Strange your eyes and ears and attention, let it work its effects on you gradually, like the lovely Chopin piano music that forms the spine of its soundtrack.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe McGovern
    Aug 13, 2014
    100
    Sachs, Molina, and Lithgow have given adult moviegoers a perfect piece of summer counterprogramming — a warm, humane, resplendent romance to savor while our days are still long.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Jan 27, 2014
    90
    Love Is Strange never feels anything less than authentic, like a true story shared by close friends.
  4. Reviewed by: Keith Phipps
    Aug 19, 2014
    80
    Neither Molina nor Lithgow are stranger to big performances, but here, they offer studies in restraint, underplaying dramatic moments in ways that make them all the more powerful.
  5. Reviewed by: Angie Errigo
    Feb 2, 2015
    80
    Elevated from nice to beautifully memorable by wonderful performances and thoughtful direction of perfect small moments.
  6. Reviewed by: Rene Rodriguez
    Sep 4, 2014
    75
    Sometimes, love can feel like hate or annoyance — it is, as the title states, strange. But sometimes, more often than not, it can be a wonderful thing.
  7. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Oct 3, 2014
    40
    Love is Strange doesn't really have any sort of sense of urgency about it. To the contrary, it feels rather mundane, as their problems -- while both unfortunate and unfair -- feel relatively small when put in perspective.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. Nov 2, 2015
    10
    Love is strange and so is this movie, but in a good way. It's so low key that you barely notice when big things are happening.

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  2. Sep 4, 2014
    9
    Perhaps one of the most honest and true love stories ever brought to the screen. With Ira Sachs' direction, this film soars through life'sPerhaps one of the most honest and true love stories ever brought to the screen. With Ira Sachs' direction, this film soars through life's challenges and are upheld with truly wonderful performances from its cast. Expand
  3. Sep 13, 2014
    8
    Slow-moving and uneventful, Love is Strange still manages to be a tender, heartfelt slice of life masterpiece with incredible performances andSlow-moving and uneventful, Love is Strange still manages to be a tender, heartfelt slice of life masterpiece with incredible performances and true love that will make you think about your own relationships. Expand
  4. Mar 23, 2015
    8
    The story of an ageing gay couple who's life changes when ones loses his job and they have to sell their flat, moving in with family andThe story of an ageing gay couple who's life changes when ones loses his job and they have to sell their flat, moving in with family and friends. Lithgow and Molina as the stressed couple have never been better, and theirs is an entirely believable onscreen marriage. Unlike the majority of films about stress in a relationship, in this one the couple in question never fall out or argue, it's the people around them who have the problem. Refreshing and life affirming. Expand
  5. Feb 16, 2015
    7
    i though this was a good film with some really great performances from Alfred Molina and John Lithgow who have amazing chemistry on screen.i though this was a good film with some really great performances from Alfred Molina and John Lithgow who have amazing chemistry on screen. this is a very believable couple and believable set of events for this group of people. my problems with the film is that there are quite a few things that are brought up but are never resolved by the end of the movie, a few scenes went on a bit too long and i wasn't completely satisfied by the end but in all honesty i enjoyed myself watching this movie and even liked it more than boyhood Expand
  6. Sep 24, 2014
    6
    John Lithgow and Alfred Molina play a New York couple who've been together 39 years. When they finally get married, one of them loses his jobJohn Lithgow and Alfred Molina play a New York couple who've been together 39 years. When they finally get married, one of them loses his job at a Catholic school and they're forced to temporarily separate and live with friends or family. The movie sensitively explores the challenges that they and their hosts face. There is conflict and drama, but a surprising amount of objective, somewhat tedious observation. The unexpected breaks in the storyline undermine the narrative momentum. The actors all do a fine, understated job, but the emotional core is missing. Expand
  7. Jan 27, 2015
    2
    Manufactured in some bizarre parallel universe where movie chiches are real, LOVE IS STRANGE does not possess even one genuine moment orManufactured in some bizarre parallel universe where movie chiches are real, LOVE IS STRANGE does not possess even one genuine moment or thought. I put off seeing it because I expected it to be trite but now after finally seeing LOVE IS STRANGE, I am genuinely appalled. Even a wonderful actress like Marisa Tomei who can be so genuine comes across as some second universe New Yorker who has never even seen the real world, let alone lived in it. Expand

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