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Two Lovers (2008)

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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.)
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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

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

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Release Date:

19 November 2008 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Amantes  »

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£88,060 (UK) (27 March 2009)

Gross:

$3,148,482 (USA) (26 June 2009)
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Loosely based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's 1848 short story 'White Nights'. See more »

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After Leonard drops his suitcase out the window it isn't there when he goes downstairs to meet up with Michelle. See more »

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References The Benny Hill Show (1969) See more »

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Fra Le Tua Braccia Amore Manon Lescaut
Written by Giacomo Puccini (as Giacomo Antonio Puccini)
Arranged by Christopher Spelman
Performed by Sarah Voynow and Ken Miller
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Outstanding movie - go see it!
7 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an outstanding movie. I believed in the characters, all of whom were presented sympathetically - unique for a movie like this. The characters are not stereotypes, and behave in ways that while natural are not expected. It is also a very romantic movie. The acting is excellent. In particular Joaquin Phoenix is terrific. He plays what should be an impossible role - instead, he is completely natural and right. The actress who plays the mother is perfect - and the character is also a remarkable one. The movie really stayed with me - in a good way. I thought about it for a long time after it was over. I recommend it very highly.


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