Two Lovers

Two Lovers
  • 2008
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Gray
  • Written by: James Gray, Richard Menello
  • Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow, Vinessa Shaw, Isabella Rossellini, Elias Koteas, Moni Moshonov
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Subtly affecting low-key drama in which Phoenix stars as Leonard, an emotionally damaged 30-something, encouraged by his parents to pursue a relationship with family friend Sandra (Shaw), but drawn to profoundly messed up neighbour Michelle (Paltrow). Although occasionally awkward in its tonal shifts, this offers a more substantial portrayal of the complexities and compulsions of love than the average Hollywood romance.

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Two Lovers

19 Mar 20093 stars

ROMANCE/DRAMA Writer/director James Gray reunites with his We Own the Night star Joaquin Phoenix for this subtly affecting low-key drama. Erratic public persona notwithstanding, Phoenix is very good here as Leonard, an emotionally damaged…

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