ReThink Review: The One I Love -- A Strained Relationship Gets Strange

August 22, 2014 2:49 PM

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The One I Love is one of those perfect indie gems you feel lucky for finding, and it's yet another example of how an interesting premise, real emotion, and a few great actors will trump big budgets, special effects, and star power every time. That's because The One I Love, about a struggling couple whose attempt to reinvigorate their marriage during a weekend trip takes a turn for the surreal, may be my favorite movie of this summer. But to explain why I love this movie so much, I'm going to do my best to avoid revealing a key aspect of the film's premise that's revealed early in the film. So don't worry -- this review contains no spoilers. Watch the trailer for The One I Love below.

Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss play Ethan and Sophie, a couple who have been trying in vain to get past trust issues and rekindle the excitement of their relationship's early years. Their therapist (Ted Danson) recommends they spend a weekend alone at a secluded house with the promise that every co...

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