Myra Smuldanski has done the unthinkable. After years of shunning men she accepts a date with Reginald Baron, an account executive at the office where she temps. The only man in her life up to this point has been Ludlow, Myra's bi-polar younger brother who aspires to be the next Jackson Pollack. Lud is not to happy with the new man in Myra's life and tries his best to destroy any budding relationship between her and Reg. Myra finds herself torn between her role as her brothers caretaker and the possibility of finding someone who wants to take care of her. Film is based on Patersons's play Fingerpainting In a Murphybed.Written by
Alicia Goranson and Brendan Sexton III previously worked together in 1999's Oscar winning "Boys Don't Cry". See more »
The position of Ludlow's foot when Reggie looks beneath the bureau for his keys. See more »
Hell, you can buy a penis on almost any corner. Sure they are made of rubber, but they come without the angst.
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Surprisingly excellent movie
I walked into Love, Ludlow, on a whim at Sundance 2005 on Thursday evening, having heard nothing about the picture. I was much more than pleasantly surprised. The performances are excellent--first rate mature acting to create a world of adults who in many ways are like children, and total immersion and commitment to the whimsical "Queens, NY" depicted in the movie. The ambiguity of Ludlow's exact affliction adds texture to the piece and facilitates a deeper emotional connection to the material, and the jokes are just plain funny. I also was impressed at how skillfully and fluidly the film moved from comedy to drama, from situational humor to pathos. The audience laughed repeatedly throughout the show, and for all my skepticism I walked out with a smile on my face, and I was not alone. This is a fun, well-made, commercial, jauntily independent film I hope will get released soon.
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