The Face of Love

The Face Of Love
  • 2013
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Arie Posin
  • Cast: Annette Bening, Ed Harris, Robin Williams
  • UK release: 12 December 2014

Nikki (Bening) is a widow whose husband Garret (Harris) drowned on holiday in Mexico; five years later, she sees a stranger (Harris again) who looks exactly like him, and makes contact with him. Bening as terrific, the chemistry between her and Harris is palpable, and the film achieves a powerful and genuinely romantic conclusion.

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Rating (12A) I Running Time 90 mins I USA I 2013

Director: Arie Posin I Starring: Ed Harris, Annette Bening, Robin Williams.

The Face of Love is a haunting romantic drama a dark secret. After her husband fatally drowns, Nikki Lostrom (Annette Bening) struggles to cope with the grief of her loss. Her neighbour Roger (Robin Williams) hopes he can be the one to fill the romantic void in Nikki's life, but to his dismay she already has her sights set on teacher and artist Tom (Ed Harris).

Much to the shock of everyone around her, Nikki's new infatuation of partner looks exactly like her late husband. Driven by powerful and assured performances by Harris and Bening, The Face of Love is a valentine with a difference.

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The Face of Love

8 Dec 20144 stars

Powerful romantic drama starring Annette Bening, Ed Harris and Robin Williams

Originally called 'The Look of Love', Arie Posin's love story assumes the guise of a compelling psychological drama, taking in grief and obsession and overcoming its cheesier moments to deliver something unexpectedly powerful. Set in Los Angeles, the…

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