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1,261 Ratings

Love Streams

Directed by John Cassavetes
United States, 1984
Drama, Comedy


The film describes a few days in the life of the writer Robert Harmon and his sister Sarah, two closely bound, emotionally wounded siblings reunited after years apart.

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Love Streams Directed by John Cassavetes
Overblown madness results in hysterical fits of laughter and demonstrative physicality, coupled with the film’s piecemeal explication and the characters’ frequent recklessness. As Cassavetes rightfully acknowledges, Love Streams is "a very crazy film.
July 10, 2016
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That vulnerability haunts me and haunts my experience of watching Love Streams. Far from a bad thing, it just becomes difficult to parse through. The impossible truth of the performances in Cassavetes’ work feels like a confrontation of the contradictions and fears that we try to hide from ourselves. The pain of watching his movies lies in the familiarity of the characters’ emotional chaos and how desperately liberated they are onscreen.
May 05, 2016
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If love is, as Cassavetes claimed, the act of “not knowing”, then Love Streams is the purest manifestation of love in cinema. It’s a search with nothing found, an act of loving, trying to love, of not knowing, but living, struggling.
September 01, 2014
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