Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Two Lovers Preview/Synopsis Feb 13

Directed by James Gray ( We Own The Night, Little Odessa ) Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Gweneth Paltrow, Vinessa Shaw, Isabella Rossellini, Moni Mashanov, Elias Koteas, Bob Ari, John Ortiz. Written by Gray and Ric Menello, Cinamatography by Joaquin Baca-Asay ( Roger Dodger ) Editing by John Axerlad ( The Messengers )

Two Lovers is a romantic melodrama set in Brighten Beach, NY, about a bachelor named Leonard, who moves back in with his parents after a breakdown and being heart broken. He is an aspiring photographer who works part time at his fathers dry cleaners. He becomes torn between two women. One, who is a close family friend, who his parents really want him to marry, and the other an attractive but sometimes volatile blond who has recently moved into his building that has really caught his eye, and his struggle to figure out this predicament he's found himself in.

Rated R for language, some sexuality and brief drug use
110 min

Award worthy ? I have read where Phoenix and Paltrow give one of their best performances.

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Started to really pay attention to film ( movies ) what was going on in front of the camera, but more interestingly, behind it as well at about as far back as age 10. Motion pictures ( when good ) are a fascinating medium. All the work and prep that goes into filmmaking. It's an amazing process !