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Love Is All You Need? (2016)

Prejudice. Human rights. Bullying. "Romeo and Juliet" meets "Crash" meets "Requiem for a Dream"...with a twist. Based on the multi-award winning short film of the same name.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Curtis
Ian Santilli
Susan Miller
Kelly Williams
Paula Santilli
Brad Henderson
Reverend Rachel
Karen Curtis
Vicki Curtis
Coach Thompson
Mr. Thompson
Kaila Imada ...


Based on the award winning critically acclaimed short film, "Love is All You Need?" is the theatrical feature length version that explores bullying, racism, and prejudice in a way never done before on the big screen. As you read this, a pre-teen or teen, in the United States has committed suicide. Teen suicide in the LGBT community has gained immense popularity on a larger social scale then ever before. While the interest in this social dilemma is thrust into the spotlight none have ever before addressed this social issue in such a manner as Kim Rocco Shields newest film. Love Is All You Need? thrusts its audience into another thought of existence that does more than just acknowledge there is a serious social problem affecting the gay community and does more than just talk about the issue. In Love Is All You Need? its audience lives the issue. Different people and their individual, unique lives intertwine and collide in a world confronted with controversy and forbidden love. This ... Written by loveisallyouneedthemovie.com

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How Would YOU Live if you Couldn't LOVE?





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Pretty Little Liars co-star Tyler Blackburn plays Ryan Morris in Love is all you need. See more »


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Profoundly Impactful
10 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was tremendously impacted by "Love Is All You Need?"

The movie is based on a simple, yet brilliant premise where it's society's norm for same gender couples to date and marry. Heterosexuality is taboo and those that seek relationships with the opposite gender are bullied and ostracized.

It really made me stop and think about what it would be like to be outcast for falling in love with my husband. I can't even imagine people thinking I'm gross or disgusting because of my simple relationship choice. As I heard the characters in the movie being bullied for being "heteros" it make me stop and think how often I've heard people in our society "insult" people using the term gay or fag with disapproving tones. Especially when I was younger.

Blake Cooper Griffin's performance as Bill Bradley was intense. You could literally feel the anger, disgust and tension towards Tyler Blackburn's, Ryan character who had a torrid love affair with Jude Klein, played by Briana Evigan.

Director Kim Rocco Shields, went to great lengths to show how the church can impact an entire community, and Elizabeth Rohm plays the perfect villain, who you really want to smack with her perfect white family values nonsense.

I found the direction to be remarkable and the the cinematography to be stunning. I'd highly recommend checking out this indie film if you're in the mood for a dramatic love story with a twist. Especially with all that's going on in the world right now with LGBT issues. It really makes you see things through a different lens. Great conversation piece.

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