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      Love Comes Lately

      Released Jul 25, 2008 1h 26m Drama List
      70% Tomatometer 23 Reviews 50% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Octogenarian writer Max Kohn (Otto Tausig) is either wildly imaginative or sadly demented. His long-suffering lady friend Reisel (Rhea Perlman) has become used to his frequent absences -- both mental and physical. Max regularly embarks on book tours, but his flights and fantasies are of dubious authenticity. Is nubile Sylvia (Olivia Thirlby) really attracted to him? Has his student Rosalie (Barbara Hershey) actually come to terms with her feelings for him? How will Max finish his new story? Read More Read Less
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      Though it doesn't quite live up to the source material, this adaptation of three Isaac Bashevis Singer short stories is poignant and charming.

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      Hank Sartin Time Out Rated: 3/5 Nov 18, 2011 Full Review Maitland McDonagh Time Out Rated: 3/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle One of the best compliments to be paid a movie based on fiction is that it compels you to read other things by the author. Love Comes Lately is likely to elicit such a response. Rated: 3/4 Aug 22, 2008 Full Review Nora Lee Mandel Film-Forward.com A poignant valentine to the creativity of I.B. Singer's later years, with the pungent dialogue of the lively women coming directly from Singer's magic realism stories. Rated: 8/10 Dec 3, 2008 Full Review Stephen Schaefer Boston Herald Rated: B- Oct 18, 2008 Full Review Stan Hall Oregonian A unique, weird and mostly wonderful film. Aug 29, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member It seems something always brings me back to Jan Schutte's 2007 film. Based upon three works by Isaac Bashevis Singer, the filmmaker does a great job of mixing the three into one. People unaware of Singer's work beyond Streisand's almost experimental re-working of his slight story, "Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy," will be surprised to discover what Schutte is able to create from these other works. When this film was initially released more than a few critics/viewers pointed out the annoyance that this adaptation is misleading of the great writer's work. I disagreed then and I disagree now. If anything, this movie might spark a viewer to seek out Singer's printed words. There is a great deal more going on than what greets the eyes. This film is about a great deal more than a naughty Miami senior citizen. Ideas around love, commitment, sex, loneliness and death are all examined. The late Otto Tausig gives an exemplary performance. It was one of the best given by an actor in 2007. The supporting cast provide excellent support for Tausig's work. Both Elizabeth Pena and Tovah Feldshuh bring forward their usual amazing work. But the supporting player who really surprises is Rhea Perlman. She gives what at first appears to be the obvious read of her character but is actually digging far deeper than expected. "Love Comes Lately" is not a soft-sell movie. It is unto itself and really does not care what we think. It carries itself like a surly curmudgeon determined to get up flights of stairs without a walker. It may get a bit confused, sweat and even lose dignity -- but it pushes forward. This little movie leaves a mark. I think it is just about one flight away from being brilliant. Not to be missed. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Just the idea of an old writer and his lovers is very attractive. However, despite some moments of mordacity and comicity, this movie stays in the interesting idea and no offer what it can be promised: deepness and grace. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Completa perda de tempo, um filme com um personagem egocentrista mala e um roteiro sem coerência que tenta unir três contos sem sucesso. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Filmes com velhinhos fofos dificilmente recebem críticas ruins. Esse era para ser singelamente poà (C)tico e divertido. Mas à (C) chaaaaaaaaa(...)aaato. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member I'm in it. More power to an 80 years guy who can still pick up the ladies. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting look at the life of an elderly writer trying to get the Muse back for a visit or two while attempting to write new material. I really liked this actually. Pretty good acting. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Octogenarian writer Max Kohn (Otto Tausig) is either wildly imaginative or sadly demented. His long-suffering lady friend Reisel (Rhea Perlman) has become used to his frequent absences -- both mental and physical. Max regularly embarks on book tours, but his flights and fantasies are of dubious authenticity. Is nubile Sylvia (Olivia Thirlby) really attracted to him? Has his student Rosalie (Barbara Hershey) actually come to terms with her feelings for him? How will Max finish his new story?
      Director
      Jan Schutte
      Producer
      Martin Hagemann, Kai Kuennemann
      Screenwriter
      Jan Schutte
      Distributor
      Kino International
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 25, 2008, Limited
      Release Date (DVD)
      Feb 3, 2009
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $77.5K
      Runtime
      1h 26m