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The Face of Love

The Face of Love


Rated PG-13 · 92 minutes · 2014
The first ten minutes of The Face of Love function as what might be called a statement of purposelessness, announcing exactly how and why the movie will be bad. A middle-aged woman (Annette Bening) sits in her nicely furnished home making distraught faces while flashbacks reveal a trip she took with her husband (Ed Harris) on their 30th wedding anniversary. He drowned during this trip, which must be the reason she looks so unhappy. In the present-tense scene Bening is illumined by light reflecting off her swimming pool, a detail that instantly registers as overdetermined; the water is meant to evoke memories of her husband's death, which are as integral to her existence as the pool is to her estate. Continue reading >>

See our full review: <i>The Face of Love</i>: Make that a double

The Face of Love: Make that a double

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Director: Arie Posin
Producer: Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn
Cast: Annette Bening, Ed Harris, Robin Williams, Jess Weixler, Amy Brenneman, Linda Park, Jeffrey Parise and Kim Farris


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