Three sentence movie reviews: The Face of Love

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I loved the concept of a grieving widow finding a double of her husband.  Both Annette Bening and Ed Harris did their usual steller work.  I also appreciates Jess Weixler’s brief, but memorable scene.*

Cost: free from library
Where watched: at home (movie #2 on Movie Day)

*Probably the best freak-out I’ve seen in the past few years.

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  • Sara K.

    Sad but good? On the NFS scale of too sad, how does this rate? Watchable?

  • Sara K.

    In your opinion, perhaps not fully knowing the NFS too sad scale. I like some good Pollyanna glasses for my movies these days. Or at least redeeming qualities in the sadness.

    • stenaros

      Most of the movie is set several years after ABs husband dies. She’s very sad, but it’s a settled sadness, not wrenching grief. Most of my feelings were interest, as in, “How, exactly, is this going to work?”

  • Jan

    This sounds so interesting. It’s not played as creepy?

    • stenaros

      It’s not. The look-alike thing isn’t creepy because most people believe that we have look-alikes walking around. And she doesn’t come off as creepy because her motivation and interest springs from grief. The story unfolds and builds in a logical manner.

      However, when the daughter shows up unexpectedly, she is plunged into the situation rather abruptly.

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