Modern Love | Helen Eisenbach

August 20, 2014 9:25 PM

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Modern Love | Helen Eisenbach

Actors Alfred Molina and John Lithgow have amassed years of superlative work between them, but nothing either has done compares with their performances in Ira Sacks' devastatingly tender new film, Love Is Strange. As a long-married couple whose lives unravel once they in fact become newlyweds, the pair's portrait of devotion seems less acted than forged from love's pure essence, a sort of alchemy transmuting life experience directly into art.

Love feels almost witnessed rather than created, immersing us in one particular story by reflecting how we all interact daily, the casual intimacies and the deep, frustrations large and small -- among lovers, family and adopted family, here conveyed by a consistently fine supporting cast, with stand...

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