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The Face of Love (2013)

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A widow falls for a guy who bears a striking resemblance to her late husband.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Annette Bening ... Nikki Lostrom
Ed Harris ... Garret Mathis / Tom Young
Robin Williams ... Roger Stillman
Jess Weixler ... Summer
Linda Park ... Jan
Jeffrey Vincent Parise ... Nicholas
Horacio Cerutti Horacio Cerutti ... Gardener
Amy Brenneman ... Ann
Clyde Kusatsu ... Sushi Chef
Eli Vargas Eli Vargas ... Bell Boy
Miguel Pérez ... Bartender
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A widow falls for a guy who bears a striking resemblance to her late husband.

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She lost her perfect love... until she found his perfect double.

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for brief drug references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2013 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Look of Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,660, 9 March 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$309,427, 13 April 2014
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Mockingbird Pictures See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Both Annette Bening and Ed Harris have accrued four Oscar nominations each, but neither has ever won. See more »

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When Nikki and Roger are sitting at the kitchen table reminiscing about Nikki's late husband Garret, Nikki puts a vegetable spread on a cracker. She goes to take a bite of it, but in the next camera shot the cracker is gone, and a new one (without any spread on it) is suddenly in her hand. See more »

Quotes

Tom Young: Well, kids huh? They're just one long grieving process.
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References Nostalgia (1983) See more »

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Well intentioned and not quite written as well as it's acted...
20 February 2016 | by secondtakeSee all my reviews

The Face of Love (2013)

There is a terrific movie in here somewhere, but it misses on several subtle points here and there and ends up being good, totally watchable, and a nice view on Ed Harris (as Tom) and Annette Bening (as Nikki), the leading actors.

At its best, the movie dug into the nature of mourning and loss, and in love. The two main actors were struggling with losses, each, and ran into each other and some confused sparks flew. But the hook to the movie, and the problem really, is a quirk. Nikki sees Tom and he looks exactly like her dead husband (Garrett). So she has a weird attachment to him, and leads him on (a little like Vertigo in the second half). It's a fun idea, but it doesn't quite fly.

So really the movie follows this couple in their 50s falling in love. With the constant worry that the woman's psychosis will screw things up. You'll have to see. Warm, with perturbations.

Oh, and Robins Williams has one of his last roles here. He's nice and sympathetic, and maybe not quite enough for the role, which is the third leg to the whole thing in theory.


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