When their family’s patriarch loses a harrowing battle against a fatal disease, Suzanne (Andie MacDowell) and her middle-aged sons, Nicholas (Chris O’Dowd) and Chris (James Adomian), must navigate through their increasingly unstable lives without his support.
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I'm very eager to see this but its quality's beyond my expectation. Even if the flow of time is unstoppable after death of their beloved person, they continue to seek love and meaning of living. Why is this film overflowing with affection of life although it starts and ends with death? "Love after Love" is a truly, truly beautiful and unforgettable gem, which’s also one of the best American movies in 2018 definitely.
Sometimes it feels like a humorless slog a la INTERIORS but the performances kept me interested in the proceedings and the documentary-style observations make it worth your while if you can hang in there.
Love After Love is a raw & heartfelt film about a family dealing with the death of their father. Reminiscent of Cassavetes & Pialat, the film isn't afraid to focus on the awkward idiosyncrasies & bitter ugliness of its characters but also is able to humanize them & get us to empathize with them. That's a difficult thing for a film to accomplish & it's a fine thin line to walk successfully for a filmmaker. [cont.]