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This week's reviewed movie is:
Two Lovers




Gene the Barber

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Gordie the Barber


Two Lovers is an impressive hard-core drama.

Most romantic films are usually mixed with comedy, making for a more light-hearted story.

But for sure this is no chick flick.

Joaquin Phoenix plays Leonard, a guy who's having an affair with two women at the same time -- without their knowledge.

This makes for three moods and a variety of passion with complications you can't imagine.

The acting is all excellent in this emotional tale of desire that will stay with you well after you have left the theater.

James Gray directs a powerful motion picture in this character-driven drama about a man torn between two lovers.

More tragedy than romance, Joaquin Phoenix excels as a bipolar man/child in this cautionary tale of misplaced affection.

Shot in realistic locales in and around Brooklyn, it's an old-fashion look at the dynamics of relationships -- with great performances all around.

They just don't make them like this any more (wait, I guess they do).

Two Lovers is a well-written and directed movie.

The center of interest is focused on character and human emotion.

The simplicity of the drama is what inspires it with power; the film thoroughly examines the clash between conflicted lovers and the struggle between duty to family and pleasure.

The flick has no frills or hooks, nothing to grab onto but the delicate humanity of the people on screen.

The production is well cast and performed and well-grounded in reality.

It's an honest adult romance.

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