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Two Lovers (2008)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  20 March 2009 (USA)
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A Brooklyn-set romantic drama about a bachelor torn between the family friend his parents wish he would marry and his beautiful but volatile new neighbor.

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Anne Joyce ...
Leonard's Ex-Fiancée
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Bystander
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Bystander #2
Carmen M. Herlihy ...
Lady with Baby Carriage
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Another Bystander (as Don Hewitt Jr.)
Christian Albrizo ...
Some Kid
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Julie Budd ...
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Iain J. Bopp ...
David Cohen
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Stephanie
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Storyline

Leonard Kraditor is a burned-out case, living with his immigrant parents after his fiancée left him, helping out at their Brooklyn dry cleaners, taking photographs, at loose ends, suicidal. In quick succession, he meets two women: Sandra, the daughter of his parents' business associates, frank, direct, sensual, Jewish like Leonard; and, his neighbor Michelle, mercurial, rootless, fun, blond, unattainable. Michelle is in love with a married man and cries on Leonard's shoulder; Sandra wants to save him. Is Leonard willing to risk losing Sandra's fidelity for the moments Michelle's moods swing toward him? Can this end well? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Sometimes we leave everything to find ourselves.

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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20 March 2009 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$117,591 (USA) (13 February 2009)

Gross:

$3,148,482 (USA) (26 June 2009)
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This was to be Joaquin Phoenix's last movie before his retirement from acting, something which was later revealed to be a hoax. See more »

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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Lujon
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Fumbling in the Dark
6 April 2009 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I wasn't expecting to go to this film, I didn't know anything about it, a friend and I went to the cinema, looked at our options and chose this.

Having no expectations, not having heard or seen any hype about it, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I think all aspects of a *good* film are present. It is beautifully shot and quite brilliantly acted which together created the right, moody, slightly claustrophobic atmosphere for this rather bleak, sometimes humorous, story to progress.

We're given a brief, intimate insight into three damaged individuals lives and I think ultimately shows us some conflicting concepts that arise from the pursuit of love and happiness, and familial duty.

I'm pretty certain this is the best film I've seen so far this year. While there's no way of comparing this to my last years favourite of No country for Old Men, I think this might also be Oscar material.


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