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Love Streams (1984)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  24 August 1984 (USA)
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Two closely bound, emotionally wounded siblings reunite after years apart.

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The film describes a few days in the life of the writer Robert Harmon and his sister Sarah. The decadent life of Robert is made of alcohol, cigarettes, and short-time relationships with women; women he interviews for a book, he spends a weekend with at a casino or fall in love with for the fun of an evening. Having no constraints, he his unable to be responsible for anything including the care of his son, leaving him alone in an hotel room and teaching the 12-years old boy how to drink. His life is made of his own phantasms as an artist. His sister is divorcing from her husband because of her exuberant and insane behavior. She scares her daughter Debbie who prefers to stay with her father, a decision that hurts Sarah very deeply and reinforces her nervous breakdown. Most of the movie takes place in the house of Robert. We watch Robert and Sarah struggling with their own lives. As the movie progresses, the house gets empty little by little... Written by Cyril Aubaud (cyril_aubaud@yahoo.fr)

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The film was made and released about four years after its source play of the same name by playwright Ted Allan had been first performed in 1980. See more »

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(at around 1h 40 mins) The camera crew can be seen clearly behind the taxi when Sarah brings the animals home to her brother. See more »

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Dr. Williams: Mr. Harmon, I think Sarah is in trouble. Her eyes are not responding the way I'd like them too and her neck is stiff. Now, you can do what you want but I'd like you to get her to see somebody if is not me. Ok?
Robert Harmon: She's fine, Thank you.
Dr. Williams: Well, you're very welcome. I'll let myself out.
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Forlorn Los Angeles
31 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is not a movie for "film buffs"; nor is it an "art- house" movie. Rather, "Love Streams" is for those who may be moved by seeing human emotion depicted, on-screen, in the most direct, natural way imaginable.The performances by the two leads are dead- on. Cassavetes, as the drunken writer/ playboy {who hints at his mediocrity with the vapid questions he asks of the female subjects of his presumably forthcoming book}, and Rowlands as his love starved, too-sensitive-for-this-world sister,make you care for them as if they were your own family. And the sense of place- weirdly atmospheric, forlorn Los Angeles, is effective. Another praiseworthy brother-sister movie to consider would perhaps be "You Can Count on Me".


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