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The Thing Called Love

United States, 1993


A group of newcomers – including River Phoenix, Samantha Mathis, Dermot Mulroney and Sandra Bullock – to the country music business seek love and stardom, in this drama from director Peter Bogdanovich.

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  • João Eça's rating of the film The Thing Called Love

    Sweet, honest film-making: Bogdanovich's "The Thing Called Love" mixes itself with a mythology that goes way back (the story of two guys fighting over the same girl is the most ancient story ever told) and that is also the mythology of cinema (and that's why the two protagonists watch Ford's "Liberty Valance"). In the end, as in a Lubitsch picture, the passionate trio rides out to face an unknown future. Beautiful.

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