Must Watch: Lithgow & Molina in Wonderful 'Love is Strange' Trailer

June 20, 2014
Source: Yahoo

Love is Strange Trailer

"When you live with people, you know them better than you care to." Sony Pictures Classics has finally debuted the trailer for Ira Sachs' Love is Strange, starring Alfred Molina & John Lithgow as a couple together for 39 years. It really is a beautiful, tender, moving film, which is exactly what I'm quoted saying in the trailer (from this review). While it's very timely in its presentation of an elderly gay couple struggling with society, it's very timeless in the way it talks about love, and how much love always shines through and can teach great lessons. The supporting cast includes Marisa Tomei, Cheyenne Jackson, Charlie Tahan and Christian Coulson. I really love the film and want to support it as much as I can, happy to share this trailer.

Here's the full theatrical trailer for Ira Sachs' Love is Strange, originally from Yahoo:

Ben and George take advantage of New York's new marriage laws and tie the knot after being together for 39 years. Unfortunately, the Catholic school where George teaches does not approve and they reluctantly fire him, forcing the couple to split up and stay with friends while they sell their apartment and look for cheaper housing. George crashes with two gay police officers, while Ben, who's a painter, bunks with his nephew's family in Brooklyn - a temporary situation that weighs heavily on all involved. Love is Strange is written & directed by American filmmaker Ira Sachs (of The Delta, Forty Shades of Blue, Married Life, Keep the Lights On). This premiered at Sundance 2014. Sony Classics will release the film on August 22nd.

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Reader Feedback - 10 Comments


So the premise of conflict relies on an idea that doesn't compute. A gay professor actively living with his partner teaches at a Catholic school. Firing from said Catholic school results in complex living situation that forces couple apart. Will we be asking the entire time why they didn't just move to smaller less expensive apartment and just live like the rest of us poor folk.

backwardsprogress on Jun 20, 2014


That "why they didn't just move to smaller less expensive apartment and just live like the rest of us poor folk" discussion is actually part of the plot! Don't worry, it's all there. That's what makes this such a unique film.

Alex Billington on Jun 20, 2014


Plot? You expect us to sit through a movie for a plot? What's next, a story, too? We want our movies simple like, so we can understand them AND completely told to us by the trailer.

Chuckee Knowlton on Jun 20, 2014


Looks even more affirming than I had imagined. Been looking forward to checking this one out for a while now.

Movie Bear on Jun 20, 2014


Silly Catholics. Love is for everyone!

DAVIDPD on Jun 20, 2014


Happy Pride Month everyone!

SkyNet300 on Jun 21, 2014


Man oh man...this is one of those films that if you don't like it you're some kind of mean, homophobic, bad, bad person. Never mind that it might, just might, be a tad manipulative, sentimental to the point of being nauseating and just not very good. So I shall not say any of those horrible things about this movie. Just watching the trailer is enough for me and I will pass on it with hopes that all that go see it like it and feel good about themselves for being such loving and understanding and wonderful people. Sorry, so very, very sorry...but I just could not help myself after viewing this trailer...I do hope you understand and forgive me and love me

Bo on Jun 21, 2014


It seems really strange to me that you would go on a rant about homophobia accusations when I don't see one negative comment posted about this film. If you want to judge a movie without seeing it, go ahead, but stop whining about not being able to say what you want. You sound a bit like a big baby when you do. Actually, you sound a LOT like a big baby.

Chuckee Knowlton on Jun 22, 2014


Well, it's rather pointless to try in engage in an intelligent conversation with someone who name calls as usually to me when someone does that sort of thing they are actually the name they are calling the other. Your reply to my comment sure indicates that. I thought my view and opinion on this film was quite intelligent and right on the money. Perhaps you are not smart enough of perceptive enough to be able to ascertain from the trailer just what kind of movie this is and the sentimental and trite manipulation that is being put forth. It seems you drink the kool-aid on this kind of manipulative junk...well so be it and more power to you. To engage in childish name calling because someone expresses an opinion that is above your pay grade and beyond your comprehension is, well...behaving like a baby. You also missed the complete irony is which my comment was expressed as to actually perceiving that I give a rat's ass about not being able to say what I want so again, you just didn't get or agree with the content, let alone the humor in which it was expressed. It's on you, pardner! Also, grow up a bit...your immaturity is showing in your lack of being able to hear opinions contrary to your own.

Bo on Jun 22, 2014


Big baby.

Chuckee Knowlton on Jun 22, 2014

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