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      Keep the Lights On

      2012, Drama/Lgbtq+, 1h 43m

      67 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings

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      Keep the Lights On is a mysterious, sexy journey deep into the love affair of two men that always manages to stay true to life. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      Substance abuse and emotional and physical distance threaten the relationship between a gay filmmaker (Thure Lindhardt) and his longtime lover (Zachary Booth).

      • Genre: Drama, Lgbtq+

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Ira Sachs

      • Producer: Lucas Joaquin, Marie Therese Guirgis, Ira Sachs

      • Writer: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias

      • Release Date (Theaters):  limited

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      • Box Office (Gross USA): $243.5K

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Music Box Films

      • Production Co: Alarum Pictures, Parts and Labor, Tiny Dancer Films, Post Factory Films, Film 50

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      • Dec 09, 2015

        Keep the Lights On is brutally honest and devastating like love can be when ruined by drug addiction and by one person's dependence on another. Full review on filmotrope. com

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      • Sep 10, 2014

        A word of warning: It took me several days to pick myself up off my own puddle of tears after watching this film. Keep the Lights On goes well beyond the boy-likes-boy storyline. It progresses as an alluring and intimate story of two charming men, Erik and Paul, meeting and tenderly falling for one another. But their soon-to-be romance tale is contorted by Paul's consistent drug abuse, landing him in hospitals and rehab centers. The damaging struggles they deal with tear at their relationship in this deeply moving yet cynically somber film. Ultimately, its striking realism makes it important viewing.

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      • Jul 08, 2013

        Mind numbingly dull.

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      • Feb 07, 2013

        Sexy, romantic and realistic. It's a modern love story set in New York, where two people with their own difficulties come together and develops a relationship. Friends and family are also important elements in the film, the film has a great ensemble and amazing acting from Thure Lindhardt. The best part in the film is that it shows gay couples have problems of their own too, unlike most other films of this genre where everything goes on smoothly. The direction was brilliant, the timing in the film was brilliant and the soundtrack was great, script was also very cute and natural. It's a must see.

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