- Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English, Spanish
- Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: RestrictedR
- Studio: Paramount
- DVD Release Date: December 10, 2013
- Run Time: 111 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (258 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00F8PTB8Y
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,049 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
Adore (US) [Blu-ray]
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Naomi Watts and Robin Wright deliver riveting performances in ADORE, a sensual and provocative drama about two lifelong friends who find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention. An unpredictable tale of misguided love and a heartfelt celebration of the enduring nature of female friendship, ADORE is the English-speaking directorial debut of Anne Fontaine. Set in an Australian seaside town, ADORE establishes an aura of fable as it follows two women's plunge into uncharted waters. Watts and Wright fearlessly engage with the physical and psychological components of the story, capturing the complex emotions and powerful desires driving their characters. Strong performances from Xavier Samuel and James Frecheville complement Watts and Wright. ADORE radiates with intoxicating sensuality while exploring the intricacies of love, family, morality and passion.
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Naomi Watts, plays Lil and Robin Wright, plays Roz. They have been best friends sincechildhood. They both live in beautiful homes near the ocean in Australia. They both have families, Lil's husband died in an accident. The sons, of Lil and Roz, Ian and Tom have grown up together and are best friends. Roz's husband has taken a new position in Sydney and is rarely home. Both women are in their forties, facing the downside of life, and somehow they can't seem to find the right man.
Their sons are now men of about 20. They all hang out together, and one thing leads to another. Roz stops the affair, and Lil tries to do the same. Both men marry and have children. And, then ,all H*** breaks loose, and lives are upset and , the now grandmothers find themselves in the same boat. This is a film of loneliness and searching, mistakes and love, and messes that change people's lives.
The script came from a book by Doris Lessing, called 'The Grandmothers'. This is a chancey film that hits the right notes, but it seems the subject matter turned people off. A brave film that is perfect for discussion. Robin Wright and Naomi Watts are perfection in these roles. A Gould film if the mood suits you.
Recommended. prisrob 12-14-13
The film is not as scandalous as you might imagine. You see the deepening of friendship at the expense of others. Was part of sleeping with each others sons a way to greater intimacy between the women? You see, it wouldn't have worked unless both women/sons were doing it. It would have ignited jealousy between the sons, for one would be losing his mother to his friend. It would have bred resentment between the women, for one would be losing her son to her friend. Because the creation of intimacy is to the exclusion of others, the solution was for none or all four to dive in. But, of course, this is at the expense of those outside the group. It is also, eventually, at the expense of those inside the group. It is as if the intimacy ran away with them, becoming the end, rather the means.
Not to discount the attraction within the couples. One of the couples have thick chemistry and you cannot help but fall a little in love with both the woman and young man. The other couple are less charismatic, maybe even a little pathetic.
One husband accuses his wife of loving their house more than him. I confess I love the scenery more than the characters. Would the story be as acceptable to us in a different setting? In the drowning beauty, we can see how they can be entrenched in their surroundings, a little too in love with each other. We can blame the sea.