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Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019)

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An in-depth look at the relationship between the late musician Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen.

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Credited cast:
Leonard Cohen ... Himself (archive footage)
Judy Collins ... Herself
Ron Cornelius Ron Cornelius ... Himself
Helle Goldman Helle Goldman ... Herself
Marianne Ihlen Marianne Ihlen ... Herself (archive footage)
Aviva Layton Aviva Layton ... Herself
Irving Layton Irving Layton ... Himself (archive footage)
John Lissauer ... Himself
Don Lowe Don Lowe ... Himself
John Simon John Simon ... Himself
Richard Vick Richard Vick ... Himself
Jennifer Warnes Jennifer Warnes ... Herself (archive footage)
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An in-depth look at the relationship between the late musician Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen.

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Rated R for some drug material, sexual references and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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English | Norwegian

Release Date:

5 July 2019 (USA) See more »

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Hydra, Greece See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$44,941, 7 July 2019

Gross USA:

$862,128
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1.78 : 1
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Slow and Boring
27 July 2019 | by BelieveThisSee all my reviews

I'm interested in the Sixties and Greek Islands, but I walked out of this movie. I'm aware of Leonard Cohen as the writer of "Hallelulah" and other songs. I wanted to like this movie, but it was just too boring. Several other people walked out too.

Watching it was like listening to people in real life who were kind of important in the sixties talk about it for two hours and show you photographs.

Ultimately, Cohen appears to be a commitment phobe who left a black hole where he should have been. Marianne must have had a few issues too. Some songs and astonishing letters came out of it, but they were probably better suited to a magazine article than a two hour twenty minute movie.

I didn't really feel that the golden light of that era showed through in this telling. The footage of the Greek island that I saw was faded and so so. The principals were wildly attractive to each other, but it's hard for us to see what they saw from these photos and film clips.


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