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      The Face of Love

      PG-13 Released Mar 7, 2014 1h 32m Drama Romance List
      44% Tomatometer 75 Reviews 32% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A lonely widow (Annette Bening) begins a romance with an art teacher (Ed Harris) who looks just like her late husband but does not tell him of the resemblance. Read More Read Less

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      Perhaps worth checking out if only for the opportunity to see reliably powerful work from Annette Bening and Ed Harris, The Face of Love undermines its leads' performances with a scattershot script and aimless direction.

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      Geoffrey Macnab Independent (UK) The actors, though, lift the material. The most poignant performance comes from the late Robin Williams in a cameo as Nikki's neighbour and friend. Rated: 3/5 Dec 12, 2014 Full Review Peter Bradshaw Guardian Perhaps it needed a young M Night Shyamalan to endow it with some final whiplash twist. Rated: 2/5 Dec 11, 2014 Full Review Anna Smith Empire Magazine A soapy but stirring romance with two committed leads. Rated: 3/5 Dec 11, 2014 Full Review Lucía Roitbarg EscribiendoCine Bening and Harris sustain most of the scenes, turning the affair into an affable and pleasant experience. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 6/10 Aug 15, 2023 Full Review Richard Crouse Richard Crouse A grown up look at grief, love and aging. Rated: 4/5 Feb 1, 2021 Full Review Julie Crawford North Shore News (Vancouver, B.C.) The absence of a thorough backstory will either leave you feeling as though the film is a throwback to less convoluted storytelling, or a soap opera, depending on your taste. With the electric Bening and Harris at the helm, it hardly matters... Rated: 6/10 Apr 18, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      isla s This is a sad watch - it features a great cast and performances from Annette Bening, Ed Harris and Robin Williams (Williams is only on screen for a few minutes though, not being one of the main characters). I found this an emotional watch - if your prone to crying at films then tissues will probably be required. I thought this film handled the themes sensitively and I found it a good watch. Its somewhat thought provoking (which is something I like the films I see to be) and I would recommend it to others, yes. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review jean s First of all there was no real chemistry between Benning and Harris - either as husband and wife or crazy grieving widow and artist doppelgänger. And I like both actors generally. Camera was not kind to either of them (or poor Robin Williams), and all those closeups just made it even more uncomfortable to watch. And was there no budget for Ms. Benning's hair? She looked like she had a fright wig on. Mr. Harris's chapeau as the artist really wasn't much help to him either. The doppelgänger plot line is totally unbelievable and all that follows on it built on shifting sands of the "big" denouement in Mexico. If I'd gone to see this in an actual movie theater, I would've walked out. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Amo esses romances dramáticos fofinhos e lindinhos… Triste, doloridinho, e apesar da total ausência de explicações para a semelhança, aliás, isso nunca é questionado, e tido como coincidência, mas toda dor consegue ser transmitida magnificamente por Annette Bening, e doi em nós, lento, melancólico, entretanto muito cativante e delicado, para os amantes do romance maduro e saudosista... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Beautifully acted and suspenseful. A mature love and loss played with warmth, depth and restraint. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Great actors, lack of script, pointless end. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member This must be one of the worst films i have ever seen. So bad, that not even the greats like Benning, Harris and Williams can save it. Very bad script and direction. Waste of money, talent and my time. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A lonely widow (Annette Bening) begins a romance with an art teacher (Ed Harris) who looks just like her late husband but does not tell him of the resemblance.
      Director
      Arie Posin
      Producer
      Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn
      Screenwriter
      Arie Posin, Matthew McDuffie
      Distributor
      IFC Films
      Production Co
      Mockingbird Pictures
      Rating
      PG-13 (Brief Drug References)
      Genre
      Drama, Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 7, 2014, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 5, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $309.4K
      Runtime
      1h 32m
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