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Ovid and the Art of Love (2019)

TV-14 | | Drama | 19 May 2020 (USA)
In this fresh retelling of the famed Ancient Roman poet's life set in contemporary Detroit, the young Ovid finds his life in danger when he clashes with the emperor by writing a guide to love and seduction.

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Esmé von Hoffman
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John Savage ... Augustus
Tara Summers ... Julia the Elder
Corbin Bleu ... Ovid
Amara Zaragoza ... Julia the Younger (as Tamara Feldman)
Cara AnnMarie ... Defense Lawyer
Blanca Blanco ... Alamenia
Schalet Jackson ... Bar Patron
Joseph McKenna Joseph McKenna ... Lepidus
Kimberly Cruchon Brooks ... Livia
Rose Anne Nepa ... Dancer
Sam Haft ... Max
Lailani Ledesma Lailani Ledesma ... Chloe
Chris Newman ... Polus
Connie Kincer ... Roman Bar Patron in modern Detroit
Jimmy Doom ... Crispus
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In this fresh retelling of the famed Ancient Roman poet's life set in contemporary Detroit, the young Ovid finds his life in danger when he clashes with the emperor by writing a guide to love and seduction.

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21 May 2020 | by rendrag-2See all my reviews

Hallelujah! Something besides the same old, same old. Movies have become so predictable lately that it is refreshing to find one that can actually surprise the viewer. Enter Ovid and the Art of Love. Which is ironic considering the subject matter is centuries old.

Setting the Roman subjects in the ruins of Detroit is a stroke of genius; showing us that politicians and their hypocrisy have not changed since the dawn of time. The Roman and the Modern are so-well blended you could easily call this film Ovid and the Art of Anachronism.

All in all a thought provoking look at current days through the lens of history.


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Detroit, Michigan, USA

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