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Monday, June 23, 2014

Trailer Watch: John Lithgow and Alfred Molina Star as a Gay Couple Living Apart in the Romantic Drama LOVE IS STRANGE

Just in time for Pride Week comes the new trailer for LOVE IS STRANGE, the latest romantic drama from writer/director Ira Sachs (Keep the Lights On, Forty Shades of Blue) starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina. I've been keeping my eye on this one ever since I saw it on the 2014 Sundance slate.

Lithgow and Molina whose relationship is rattled after an unexpected event forces the two to live apart. More in the official synopsis:

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 bedroom. 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.

Directed by Ira Sachs (KEEP THE LIGHTS ON, FORTY SHADES OF BLUE), LOVE IS STRANGE blends the romance of New York City's streets and skyline with a delicate Chopin piano score to poignantly capture both the lightness and sorrows of this modern day love story.

Watch the trailer:

The trailer doesn't really give away much, but with this cast it looks very promising. I'm checking out a screening of this tonight, but I'll let you know a final verdict as we get closer to the release date (August 22nd). 


Anonymous said...

This looks so soft and sweet and charming and Lithgow looks wonderful. Can't wait to see it!

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