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Two Lovers

3 Ratings: 3.3
A movie directed by James Gray

Russian-American director James Gray (The Yards) has never made any secret of his affection for the Italian crime drama. That operatic influence permeated his first three features, butTwo Loverstakes more cues from intimate French films and angst-ridden … see full wiki

Director: James Gray
3 reviews about Two Lovers
review by . October 08, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
   For the most part little films like James Gray's "Two Lovers" set amongst the somewhat old-world angst of New York's Brighton Beach and its primarily Russian-Jewish denizens compel their audience to settle into the nuance and shadow of a smaller universe defined not only by the more concentrated dynamics of traditional expectations but the desire for assimilation into a broader experience unencumbered by static identities.      Wow! That sentence …
review by . August 07, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
This film has a lot going for it. Three absolutely gorgeous women, Gwyneth Paltrow, Vinessa Shaw, and Isabella Rossellini. A quirky lead male, Joaquin Phoenix (yes the same one that had the idiotic much parodied interview with David Letterman). A complex love story, but one that seems more honest and true than the silly happy stories usually told. Interesting camera work and lighting - filmed in muted tones. And excellent direction and writing by James Gray.    The film opens …
review by . July 05, 2009
TWO LOVERS is an intimate film that requires that the viewer can identify with or at least care about the characters it depicts. Otherwise this is a pretty dark film with few moments of light to redeem the rather depressing story. It is a verismo style contemporary tale of choices made by vulnerable and rather weak people living life in a closed world.    Brighton Beach, Brooklyn is the shadowing decaying setting where we first meet Leonard (Joaquin Phoenix) making a delivery …
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