Love Is Strange (2014)

Love Is Strange (2014)
Love Is Strange (2014)
  • R
  • 1h 35m
  • 2014
Certified Fresh94%
Common Sense Media Iconage 16+
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After nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot. But when George loses his job, the couple must sell their apartment and temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home. George moves in with two friends (Cheyenne Jackson and Manny Perez) while Ben ends up across town with his nephew (Darren Burrows), his wife (Marisa Tomei) and their teenage son 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. Love Is Strange depicts the delicate nature of two people building a long life together and their love growing deeper and richer with time.

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Certified Fresh94%
Critics Consensus: Held aloft by remarkable performances from John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, Love Is Strange serves as a graceful tribute to the beauty of commitment in the face of adversity.
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Common Sense Says
Heartfelt drama about love, real estate has some swearing.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Love Is Strange is a touching, beautiful -- if sometimes melancholy -- drama about an older gay couple facing new challenges after they get married and one of them subsequently loses his job. Their relationship is inspiring and their friends and relatives are supportive, but younger teens may not be able to wrap their heads around the couple's real-estate woes and how their displacement in turn displaces everyone else and destabilizes them individually. Expect some discrimination toward the central characters, some social drinking, a little smoking, and strong language, including "s--t" and "f--k." Ben and George are affectionate with each other, kissing and embracing.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:August 22, 2014
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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