Viewing: Alfred Molina

What The Critics Are Saying, Part 4


“It really is a beautiful movie – hands down my favorite I’ve seen so far this year.” -Rich Juzwiak, Gawker

“Director Ira Sachs (Keep the Lights On) humanizes a hot-button social issue but, more importantly, turns this autumnal love story into something heartfelt and, ultimately, tragic. Bring tissues. Lots of them.” -David Fear, Rolling Stone

“Run, don’t walk, to get tickets…Sachs’ film is heartbreaking without being maudlin and exceptionally beautiful. One of the best films this year.” -Dennis Dermody, Paper Magazine

“Love Is Strange emerges as a total triumph for director Ira Sachs and his leads.” -Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

“A small movie that nonetheless feels like Sachs’s biggest to date, Love Is Strange simulates real life in the most poignant of ways: breaking your heart while sending it soaring.” -Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair

“(We) admittedly fell in love with it all over again at Tribeca. The folks behind the film also seemed to have a joyous homecoming made clear in this cute behind the scenes video detailing their evening.” -Bent, IndieWire

“This is the real world of middle-class New York as it has rarely been depicted.” -Stephen Holden, New York Times

“…no one prepared me for how deeply moving Ira Sachs’s latest effort–which boasts brilliant turns by John Lithgow and Alfred Molina–truly is.” -Kirsty Puchko, Cinema Blend

“(Love is Strange) finds humor and sadness in real people and real situations.” -Robert Levin, amNewYork


 What The Critics Are Saying, Part 3

We Asked Our Cast To Describe What Love Is. Their Answers Will Make You Smile.

On their 1990 album Heartbeats Accelerating, sisters Kate and Anna McGarrigle begin a song by telling us “Love is a shining star. Love is a steel guitar.” Rewind some 15 years earlier, and you have Roxy Music’s take on the L-word: “Love is the drug and I need to score.” A few years later, Joy Division prophesied that “Love Will Tear Us Apart”, Pat Benetar echoed that theme in “Love is a Battlefield,” before Whitney Houston came along to remind us that “Love Will Save the Day.” Clearly, no two people – pop stars or not – have the same concept of what “Love Is.” Since our movie revolves around just such a theme, I thought I’d ask each our cast members to try and define their own amorous views, in ten words or less. This Valentine’s Day, consider what the word means to you and then watch this short and very sweet video. Which cast member do you most agree with? And what’s your take on it? Leave your love definition in the comments section below.