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      Love After Love

      Released Mar 30, 2018 1 hr. 31 min. Drama TRAILER for Love After Love: Trailer 1 List
      85% 27 Reviews Tomatometer 40% 250+ Ratings Audience Score A mother and her two adult sons try to regain their emotional equilibrium after the death of their family's patriarch. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jul 27 Buy Now

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      Love After Love examines the ways in which profound grief can affect a family's dynamic -- and refuses to settle for pat Hollywood answers, much to the viewer's benefit.

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      Audience Member How did this movie get such high reviews? It was painfully boring, interspersed with moments that were painfully embarrassing to watch. Nick was just an awful human being, no way that many attractive women would've put up with his shit, only his poor suffering girlfriend was somewhat likable and interesting. Andi MacDowel was great but she deserved better material than this and seeing her deal with her awful family was just tiresome, and ultimately the storyline didn't go anywhere. In the end, the entire movie just seemed...pointless. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review kris r I absolutely hated this movie. Hulu says, "Andie MacDowell shines as a mother exploring a new beginning while watching her sons' lives fall apart in this funny and inspiring drama." It also classifies it as a drama and romance. I kept waiting for funny and inspiring but never saw them. I waited for the romance, but instead saw the childish son acting out. Even if you you just lost your dad, you can be a decent person. The movie was full of the grief from losing a loved one, but it didn't really show a lot of that grief and desperation. Instead, it showed the deep, passive-aggressive anger of Chris O'Dowd's character and a complete lack of character development in all the roles throughout the entire movie. It never showed the mother exploring anything...there were a couple after sex scenes, one where she's sitting in a bar drinking a glass of wine alone and goes in to bop for a second on the dance floor, another when she's in the middle of making love with a new man, but no cohesive journey. Everything felt flat, boring and lifeless. And the ending? I just sat there and thought, "What was the point?" I just wasted an hour and a half of my life. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Shallow and boring ... no character development to speak of.... audience doesn't care enough about anyone to connect.... Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review pamela l It was good. Interesting, but very confusing. The characters and relationships were not well developed in the beginning of the film. It was hard to follow what was going on with the supporting characters, or how they ended up being there at all. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member If Closer had been made by Ingmar Bergman, I guess the result would have been something like this, an adult, soul-crushing family drama about love, death and the effect of time on those who grieve, with an oppressive cinematography that reflects well the characters' emotional state. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Watched it recently using boxxy software app. There are some really good scenes of relationship dysfunction here but the occasionally jarring edits between scenes of indeterminate time really undermine a lot of it. The style of the film was not for me, despite its obviously shot on film and gives a lot of space for its actors. Though, this is the type of film that completely relies on the actors' performances. I feel like some of these performances would be more notable if they were given better material to work with. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Barbara VanDenburgh Arizona Republic It's a film intentionally adrift, rambling between a loose succession of family gatherings and dinner parties with subdued style, the camera feeling like just another person at the edge of the room. Rated: 3/5 Apr 19, 2018 Full Review Christopher Kompanek Washington Post An unflinching portrait of how grief can unravel a tightknit family in ways both banal and heart-wrenching. Rated: 3.5/4 Apr 17, 2018 Full Review Katie Walsh Los Angeles Times Challenging, unflinching and deeply honest. Apr 5, 2018 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com Andie MacDowell gives the performance of her lifetime. Rated: 3.5/4.0 Sep 15, 2020 Full Review Tim Stevens Comicsverse In the end, however, LOVE AFTER LOVE is the kind of movie I respect but don't really enjoy. Grief can be numbing and LOVE AFTER is after a time as well. Nov 27, 2018 Full Review Stephen Saito Moveable Fest A gorgeously wrought drama, and hard to believe it's only Harbaugh's first, but it buzzes from the anxious energy that comes from searching for what's next Oct 23, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A mother and her two adult sons try to regain their emotional equilibrium after the death of their family's patriarch.
      Director
      Russell Harbaugh
      Executive Producer
      Jim Reeve, Jay Van Hoy
      Screenwriter
      Russell Harbaugh, Eric Mendelsohn
      Distributor
      IFC Films
      Production Co
      IFC Films
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 30, 2018, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 28, 2018
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $112.3K
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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