Two LoversFollowing a broken engagement, sometime photographer Leonard Kraditor moves in with his parents in Brighton Beach and finds his life turned upside down as he struggles to choose between the beautiful daughter of a close family friend and the scintillating but volatile next-door neighbor whose passion helps to reignite his lust for life.
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Directors of "Two Lovers"James GrayBirthdate: 1969, New York City, New York, USA
Creators of "Two Lovers"James GrayBirthdate: 1969, New York City, New York, USARic Menello
Critic Reviews of "Two Lovers"Rick Groen Globe and MailApril 10, 2009
Phoenix plays that schism -- the damaged soul in a hunky body -- to perfection, so well that we overlook the logical chasm at the centre of the tale.Peter Howell Toronto StarApril 10, 2009
Gray guides his strong cast to a resolution that is both surprising and entirely realistic.Trevor Johnston Time OutMarch 27, 2009
Gray's direction lovingly toys with images of containment and release, effectively playing out the drama in visual terms - but we never really feel it.Ann Hornaday Washington PostMarch 13, 2009
If Two Lovers winds up being Phoenix's last movie, at least it offers posterity incontrovertible proof that, once, he was a contender.Bill Goodykoontz Arizona RepublicMarch 05, 2009
What elevates Two Lovers beyond the mundane is the strength of the performances.Roger Moore Orlando SentinelMarch 04, 2009
Phoenix's performance overwhelms the slight story.Kelly Vance East Bay ExpressAugust 16, 2011
What made the filmmakers come up with such a 1959 scenario? Better yet, how did they make this hoary plot so damned entertaining? Must be movie magic.Mike Edwards What CultureMarch 13, 2011
Please, don't be fooled by this. It's all showboating scenes, pretentious ideals and NO realism whatsoever.Jeffrey Overstreet Looking CloserMay 07, 2010
I can't stop thinking about Leonard, how I want him to be free, living an authentic life ... but also to to remain under supervision so he won't mess himself up. Phoenix is brilliant here.Marty Mapes Movie HabitApril 13, 2010
We know the characters better than they know themselvesS. James Wegg JWRFebruary 16, 2010
... it's instructive to view director/co-writer ... James Gray's take on the effects of private infidelity.Jeffrey Chen ReelTalk Movie ReviewsJanuary 25, 2010
Tells a pretty old story but gets you hooked on its atmosphere and how it embellishes the heady sensation of shedding the coldness of solitude and depression with the warmth of walking through a new romance.
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