The Face of Love Monday, 13 July 2020

The Face of Love

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes.

  • The pitch:

    Vertiginous.

  • Starring:

    Annette Bening, Robin Williams, Ed Harris, Amy Brenneman, Jess Weixler, Linda Park, Kim Farris, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Nathan Clarkson

  • Directed by:

    Arie Posin

  • Running time:

    92 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), NR (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    A man is pushed over. Dangerous driving. Smashed glass. Arguing, yelling. Blood/gore: Corpse. Bloody hand.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Kissing. Swimwear. Man in shower, woman in bed (no genitals seen), shirtless man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine, tequila, shots). Being high mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    A-word. Religious exclamation.

  • THEMES:

    Love, relationships, death, grief, memories, painting, art, real estate staging, drowning, obsession, secrets.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased husband. Deceased wife, cancer mentioned. Plane.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Sensitive, polished, emotional, compelling. Excellent chemistry between leads, touching performance from Annette Bening, sensitive direction, elegant set design, splashes of brilliance, suspenseful music.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Uneven, maudlin, flawed, saccharine, infuriating, superficial, subpar, soapy, plodding, artless. Trite, unconvincing ending. Unlikely premise, script cluttered with flashbacks, prosaic dialogue, thin plotting, sloppy writing, insipid screenplay, rushed editing, lacking character development.

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