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Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

 -  Drama | Horror | Romance  -  11 April 2014 (USA)
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A depressed musician reunites with his lover, though their romance - which has already endured several centuries - is disrupted by the arrival of uncontrollable younger sister.

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Adam ('Tom Hiddleston (I)'), an underground musician reunites with his lover for centuries (Tilda Swinton) after he becomes depressed and tired with the direction human society has taken. Their love is interrupted and tested by her wild and uncontrollable little sister (Mia Wasikowska). Written by lo_watson

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There was some action in the film at first. But when Jarmusch was asked to add more he instead removed all of it. See more »

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Adam: I just feel like all the sand is at the bottom of the hour glass or something.
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Best effort from Jarmush since Ghostdog.
16 February 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Watching Jim Jarmush films is like drinking a pint of Guinness. This is one of those films that just isn't for everyone, but if you've developed that acquired taste you'll love it.

This movie is flat out super cool.

His last few films left very little impression on me, but Only Lovers Left Alive is a super stylish, character driven modern day masterpiece. His best since Ghostdog. Might even say Jarmusch's best film ever. This film has indie classic written all over it. Mark my words, film buffs will be pulling this hidden gem out in conversations for years to come.

Such a pleasure to watch. Atta boy Jim!


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