Two Lovers

Release date: February 13, 2009
(limited)

Studio: Magnolia Pictures

Director: James Gray

MPAA Rating: R (for language, some sexuality and brief drug use)

Screenwriters: ,

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow, Isabella Rossellini, Elias Koteas, Vinessa Shaw, Moni Moshonov

Genre: Drama, Romance

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Plot Summary:

Set in the insular world of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, "Two Lovers" is a classic romantic drama, with Joaquin Phoenix giving a raw and vulnerable performance as Leonard, a charismatic but troubled young man who moves back into his childhood home following a recent heartbreak. While recovering under the watchful eye of his parents (Isabella Rossellini and Moni Monoshov), Leonard meets two women in quick succession: Michelle (Gwyneth Paltrow), a mysterious and beautiful neighbor who is exotic and out-of-place in Leonard's staid world, and Sandra, the lovely and caring daughter of a businessman who is buying out his family's dry-cleaning business. Leonard becomes deeply infatuated by Michelle, who seems poised to fall for him, but is having a self-destructive affair with a married man. At the same time, mounting pressure from his family pushes him towards committing to Sandra. Leonard is forced to make an impossible decision – between the impetuousness of desire and the comfort of love – or risk falling back into the darkness that nearly killed him.

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