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Loving (1970)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  27 April 1970 (Denmark)
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Brooks Wilson is in crisis. He is torn between his wife Selma and two daughters and his mistress Grace, and also between his career as a successful illustrator and his feeling that he might... See full summary »

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Brooks Wilson is in crisis. He is torn between his wife Selma and two daughters and his mistress Grace, and also between his career as a successful illustrator and his feeling that he might still produce something worthwhile. Written by Gary Couzens <gjcouzens@btinternet.com>

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Working title was "Brooks Wilson, Ltd." See more »

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Brooks Wilson: Sel, how come all teenage girls are sex maniacs?
Selma Wilson: Ha-ha-ha, there's only ONE sex maniac around here.
Brooks Wilson: Oh, yeah? Then, how come a little kid like Marianne is just aching for me? A guy, twice her age.
Selma Wilson: Three times her age. She doesn't know you're alive.
Selma Wilson: You know what she called me in the car?
Selma Wilson: Grandpa.
Brooks Wilson: Mr. Wilson. Twice, she called me Mr. Wilson.
Selma Wilson: Oh, she's obsessed all right.
Brooks Wilson: Practically begging me to take her to the Gates of Ecstasy.
Selma Wilson: Oh, hmm, Mr. Wilson, take me to the Gates of Ecstasy, will you? ...
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Loving
Music by Bernardo Segall
Lyrics by William B. Dorsey
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A bit of a chore
27 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I know that movies about alcoholics aren't implicitly bad. I know that movies about people obviously headed for ruin aren't implicitly bad. I know that movies from the seventies aren't necessarily bad. But up until the last scene, I found the movie irritating. I'm sure that that is probably some of what the director wanted: we're supposed to be irritated by the stupid things the characters do, we're supposed to be irritated by all the same things that get under the skin of Brooks Wilson. Somehow though, the irritation wasn't translated for me. It was dumped directly into my veins without any intermediary.

I think that it's mostly because it's a seventies movie and I find so much of seventies movies tiresome. As soon as I started watching it, I found myself gritting my teeth as I saw the city streets and all the late sixties and early seventies cars and clothing. I know that the movie has value and it was probably a very interesting film when it was released. And I think that the ending makes it worth it, but only just.

If you can see past the seventies style or don't have the negative reaction that I do, you will find it much more enjoyable. If you don't like seventies movies, you probably won't like this one either.


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