Myra Smuldanski has done the unthinkable. After years of shunning men she accepts a date with Reginald Baron, an account executive at the office where she temps. The only man in her life up to this point has been Ludlow, Myra's bi-polar younger brother who aspires to be the next Jackson Pollack. Lud is not to happy with the new man in Myra's life and tries his best to destroy any budding relationship between her and Reg. Myra finds herself torn between her role as her brothers caretaker and the possibility of finding someone who wants to take care of her. Film is based on Patersons's play Fingerpainting In a Murphybed. Written by
The film was originally a play about how people respond to being trapped in a small place - Myra's apartment. The play was later expanded to include scenes in outdoor places. See more »
The position of Ludlow's foot when Reggie looks beneath the bureau for his keys. See more »
Hey... I went out with that guy Eddie in Legal. It was a total waste.
Why is that?
Well, look at him: he's totally cute and all, but he lives with his mom.
"So?" I mean, come on! It's kinda' hard to get bumpin' uglies with his mom in the room next to you, huh?
And what's wrong with your place?
I live with my mom.
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Very unusual romance with some rough edges but, very satisfying
Ludlow (Brendan Sexton III), a mentally disabled adult male, lives with his doting sister, Myra (Alicia Goranson), in Queens. My is the one who works to support the duo, as Lud can't and their mother passed away five years ago. Not only does Myra work in an office, she does a neighbor's laundry on the weekends, to pay the bills. Naturally, Myra's situation is not conducive to romance and she is always on edge, snapping at co-workers, for Ludlow is unpredictable. One day, a new manager, Reggie (David Eigenberg), himself a shy, in-bed-by-11 type, crosses paths with Myra and thinks the young blonde is pretty and pretty interesting. Working his up to asking for a lunch date, he gets rebuffed. At first, that is. Slowly, Myra agrees to a few get-togethers, with the inevitable meeting of Reggie and her brother. Almost instantly, Ludlow is disturbed by this "third wheel" and does what he can to discourage the relationship, including hiding Reggie's keys and other random acts. Yet, Reggie expands both of their horizons, as the two siblings have never even seen the ocean, despite being 20 minutes away! Can Reggie and Myra allow themselves to fall in love and find a place for Ludlow in their new world? This is a lovely film, based on an original play. Its very "New Yorky" and there is some rough language, but its themes are most lovely. No doubt there are many siblings throughout the world dealing with a disabled brother or sister and still trying to live a somewhat normal life, that includes romance. Despite the three stars having little name recognition, they are all quite wonderful in difficult roles. There isn't really much scenery, as most of the dialogue takes place indoors but, the costumes are nice and the movie has a good style, script and direction. In summary, if you are one of those romance fans who constantly search the shelves at the local DVD store for new choices, here is an unknown jewel. Its almost certain that you will love "Love, Ludlow".
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