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
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
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
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
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.