Love is Strange

Opens Friday, September 5
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1hr 34mins // directed by:Ira Sachs // featuring:John Lithgow, Alfred Molina

After nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when George loses his job soon after, the couple must sell their apartment and - victims of the relentless New York City real estate market - temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home.

While George moves in with two cops (Cheyenne Jackson and Manny Perez) who live down stairs, Ben lands in Brooklyn with his nephew (Darren Burrows), his wife (Marisa Tomei), and their temperamental teenage son (Charlie Tahan), with whom Ben shares a bunk bed. While struggling with the pain of separation, Ben and George are further challenged by the intergenerational tensions and capricious family dynamics of their new living arrangements.

Boston Herald

"Molina and Lithgow shine in soapy Love is Strange" - James Verniere

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The Boston Globe

"Love Is Strange is one of those lovely little movies that starts out being about a handful of people and ends up being about all of us." - Ty Burr

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Entertainment Weekly

"A miraculously observant love story" - Joe McGovern 

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Salon

"You need to give Love Is Strange your eyes and ears and attention, let it work its effects on you gradually, like the lovely Chopin piano music that forms the spine of its soundtrack." - Andrew O'Hehir

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