…That’s ultimately what kept me from fully embracing “It Felt Like Love”: it does one thing very, very well, but the point-of-view, visual as well as thematic, feels too constrained, at times too forced. There’s more to adolescence than this. There’s more to sex than this. There’s more to life than this. As a very gentle polemic, the movie succeeds. But as a story, and as a character portrait, it’s unsatisfying.
Matt Zoller Seitz
March 27, 2014