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James Gray United States, 2008

Emily O's rating of the film Two Lovers

Something in particular that strikes me about this film: Two Lovers harkens to a doomed teen romance, in a sense. Here is Leonard, a man child, struggling to create a life independent from his parents (rebellion!). However, his attempts to break free from familial obligations are continually marred by his stunted maturity (teen!). Also, this is the first film I've actually liked Gwyneth Paltrow in. Yes, remarkable.