Love! Valour! Compassion!
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The dialogues and emotional exchanges in L!V!C! are, for the most part, sincere and not affected. Jason Alexander is a marvel as "the little horror under the stairs," a far-cry from (Seinfeld's) George Costanza. Critics who belittle this part as "stereotypical" are overlooking the obvious: even depressed Opera Queens have stories to share. John Glover reprises his Tony winning dual role and provides this film's standout performance. The supporting cast is visually appealing, if not entirely memorable.
The structure of the story (as told over the course of several Summer weekends) is a slight detriment, in that it prevents viewers from seeing the characters in their respective haunts. That means that each of them winds up having to face his inner demons/turmoil because someone else in the group effects a challenge. No alliance is "safe" from harm or change, which makes the interplay fascinating to watch.
I guess whether or not you enjoy this film depends on your personal tolerance level for high drama.Read more ›
Yet the most interesting character to me is Gregory, as he is the glue that holds this group of men together, generously offering his Victorian house for holiday vacations. It is he who starts the film with his narration, welcoming the viewer in as if we are a visitor to his home as well, and having the final narration during the Swan Lake scene. He is caretaker to his friends in life and in death, and the central character that the six others revolve around; it is befitting that he will be the last to go.
Each character struggles with his own demons; we are privy to their personal pain, yet all manage to rise above their problems and find joy in life and with each other's companionship. Even the most detestable character, John, is not entirely unsympathetic.
Yes, there's some stereotypical moments, but all in all, this is an enjoyable film, one that leaves an indelible impression.
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LOVE LOVE THIS MOVIE-----on a good night---light a candle---glass of wine-----watch the moviePublished 3 days ago by normanbor
An incredible film. An incredible story! One of my all-time favorites. However, outrageously priced! So, what to do??!!? Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jude Barnes
Bought it for my wife and she loved the movie thought it was excellent.Published 16 months ago by Charles B. Fears
I had seen this on TV and liked it. So, I wanted a copy for my collection. It is enjoyable and meaningful.Published 21 months ago by Pennsylvania Dutch Boy
THE MOVIE ITSELF WAS FANTASTIC!!!! THIS MOVIE HAS ALLWAYS MOVED AND TOUCHED ME AND MAKES ME JEALOUS THAT I DO NOT HAVE GREAT FRIENDS LIKE THATPublished 22 months ago by Travis J. Lyles
Watching the intertwining of the characters in the movie was special. The affair was expected. Love the way they handle it in the movie. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Mervin Taylor