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Adore (2013)

Adoration (original title)
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A pair of childhood friends and neighbors fall for each other's sons.

Director:

Anne Fontaine

Writers:

Anne Fontaine (screenplay), Doris Lessing (book) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Naomi Watts ... Lil
Robin Wright ... Roz
Xavier Samuel ... Ian
James Frecheville ... Tom
Ben Mendelsohn ... Harold
Jessica Tovey ... Mary
Sophie Lowe ... Hannah
Gary Sweet ... Saul
Alyson Standen ... Molly
Skye Sutherland Skye Sutherland ... Young Roz
Sarah Henderson Sarah Henderson ... Young Lil
Isaac Cocking Isaac Cocking ... Young Tom
Brody Mathers Brody Mathers ... Young Ian
Alice Roberts Alice Roberts ... Roz's grand-daughter
Charlee Thomas Charlee Thomas ... Lil's grand-daughter
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Storyline

Lil (Naomi Watts) and Roz (Robin Wright) are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Australia | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Adore See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,646, 20 September 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$317,125, 29 September 2013
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

James Frecheville shaved his chest to play a surfer in the film. See more »

Goofs

Sophie Lowe plays Hannah and Jessica Tovey plays Mary, but their roles are swapped in the end credits. See more »

Quotes

Lil: She's known him since he was a baby.
Tom: Then they've probably been thinking about it for quite a while... wouldn't you say?
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Soundtracks

Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries
Written by Ray Henderson & Lew Brown
Performed by Jessica Tovey
Produced & Arranged by Michael Lira
Published by Ray Henderson Music Co, Inc / Warner / Chappell Music Publishing (USA) / Redwood Music Ltd, administered by J. Albert & Son Pty Ltd
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Atmospheric & surprisingly calm
17 August 2013 | by deinidolSee all my reviews

Well, I have to recommend this movie to anyone who wants to be stunned by a cozy and atmospheric setting, a convenient cast, surprisingly calm and well thought dialogs and a plot which sometimes triggers a variety of mixed feelings like disgust & attraction, shame & dignity. Overall i felt very calm and relaxed, sometimes i smiled, sometimes i wondered.

The film is so beautifully shot from beginning to end that every picture has its right to exist. Although the subject could be seen as a controversy to people who don't like to think outside the box it never felt like one. This made me think about what i would have thought if the gender of the characters would be the opposite. Despite that this would be a real challenge creating a movie which feels exact the same way i came to the conclusion that there is no equality in love and life and therefore this movie works for me like a charm.

The title of another (accurate) user review here can be misleading though and almost led me to skip this movie. This is definitely not a chick flick for grannies ;)


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