Monday, May 30, 2016

Love Is Strange (2014)

Director: Ira Sachs

Stars: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Jason Stuart, Cheyenne Jackson

After nearly four decades together, Ben and George 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 become victims of the relentless New York City real estate market. They temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home. While George moves in with two cops who live down stairs, Ben lands in Brooklyn with his nephew, his wife, and their temperamental 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.

The saddest part about this whole movie is that I am sure that this happened to many couples after marriage equality was passed. Gay couples wanted to go out and get married finally, but they are so many that had to pay a price for doing so. That is the sad part of the story.

This is not a comedy at all. You watch a newly married older gay couple being separated for the first time in a long time. They are both having to adjust to different living arrangements, so that they can spend the rest of their days together.

I really did like this movie. There is not a lot that goes on in the movie at all. It is a simple movie with an important story to tell the masses. It is not really a rewatcher, but it is well worth watching once. Tell others about it. Enjoy.

Love Is Strange (2014) Trailer

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