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Love the Hard Way (2001)

R  |   |  Drama, Crime, Romance  |  27 March 2003 (Germany)
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The story of a petty thief who meets an innocent young woman and brings her into his world of crime while she teaches him the lessons of enjoying life and being loved.

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The story of a petty thief who meets an innocent young woman and brings her into his world of crime while she teaches him the lessons of enjoying life and being loved.

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Drama | Crime | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content, language and violence | See all certifications »
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27 March 2003 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Amar al límite  »

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Opening Weekend:

$10,721 (USA) (6 June 2003)

Gross:

$43,571 (USA) (11 July 2003)
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Jack: Same shit, different day.
Claire: No it's not. You don't really think it's the same sun that rises every morning do you? There are 365 suns, a different one for each day.
Jack: What happens on a leap year? You stay in bed all day?
Claire: [smiles] Staying in bed doesn't hurt... much.
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Love Hurts
8 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is not a high dollar production. It doesn't need to be. This movie is emotional, intellectual, heart-wrenching and sadly beautiful. I experienced a similar overall feeling from watching "Gia" - a movie about supermodels and the pitfalls of modeling (That happens to be Angelina Jolie's best film - unlike her others, and worth watching.) What Love the Hard Way has, that other films don't, are characters who you really connect with. Not because you share things in common with them, but because they are multi-faceted beings with enough background story to deeply invest the viewer in their fate.

This review/comment isn't going like I had planned. I think the IMDb rating of this film is far too low, and I think those people who gave it a low score were either not paying attention, or not allowing themselves to do so.

Which isn't surprising, because this film is hard to watch at times. Not because it's dull or poorly constructed, but because you don't want to feel the pain.

Watch it. The Ying and Yang are in full blossom here.


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