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Love is the Word (2013)

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Love is the Word is a moving, romantic and funny coming-of-age drama about the magic of first love and the misery of first lost, set in 1978: the year 'Grease' hit the big screen.

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Love is the Word is a moving, romantic and funny coming-of-age drama about the magic of first love and the misery of first lost, set in 1978: the year 'Grease' hit the big screen.

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Though the movie is set in 1979, The video rental store shows House II: The Second Story on the shelves which was released almost a decade later. See more »

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Referenced in RTL Late Night: Episode #1.79 (2013) See more »

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Nice but predictable
10 July 2015 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This movie is about my youth. Having lived in the same area, being of the same age as Bart and also experiencing the catholic influences everything in the film is recognizable. This makes the film a joy to watch, especially because of the very accurate portrait of the seventies and the acting. However, the movie is on the sentimental side and above all highly predictable. Virtually every cliché possible has been used.

For that reason only a 7 for this nostalgic movie although it brought back a lot of memories.

PS Even in the Netherlands this film is subtitled because of the regional dialect used by almost all players.


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