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Rebecca Nelson ...
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Julie Kessler ...
Jill (as Julie Sukman)
Mary B. Ward ...
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Thomas J. Edwards
George Feaster
Emily Kunstler
John MacKay
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Gary Sauer
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Jude, a college literature professor, falls for one of his students. She is more interested in the empirical experience of a relationship with a man whose life is ruled by the themes of the Russian Lit. he extolls in class. Jude shows an interesting side of the stigmas associated with transgenerational relationships and how to deal with the inevitable pain of a love doomed to failure. Written by Mike Bush <mbush@osiris.ac.hmc.edu>

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Gus (bartender): The trouble with Americans is that they always want a tragedy with a happy ending.
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I've liked this movie for a while now
3 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really like this movie. I find it strange and endearing. I like the Shakespeare-like monologue-style dialog. I appreciate the way the characters express their emotions, vocalizing paragraphs that have a certain surrealism about them. The whole film is like an internal/external examination of being lost in love and being confused about what it means to love.

I have seen some other Hal Hartley films and I'll admit that, for the most part, I didn't like them as much. He does similar things in other movies as in this one, but somehow it didn't work as well.

But this one, it does it for me.


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