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Love After Love (2018)



Critic Consensus: Love After Love examines the ways in which profound grief can affect a family's dynamic -- and refuses to settle for pat Hollywood answers, much to the viewer's benefit.

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What happens when you lose the foundation of your family? In the wake of a husband and father's death, the family members he leaves behind find themselves adrift-and in danger of drifting apart-as they each try to find meaning in a world without the man who held them together. Mother Suzanne (Andie MacDowell) tentatively seeks companionship-but her attempts at dating only drive a wedge between her and older son Nicholas (Chris O'Dowd), whose own relationship with his girlfriend is disintegrating. Meanwhile, younger son Chris (James Adomian) deals with grief in his own complicated-and increasingly worrying-way. What plays out between the trio is a beautifully observed, powerfully emotional journey that speaks to the strength of family ties.

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Critic Reviews for Love After Love

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (11)

It's a film intentionally adrift, rambling between a loose succession of family gatherings and dinner parties with subdued style, the camera feeling like just another person at the edge of the room.

April 19, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

An unflinching portrait of how grief can unravel a tightknit family in ways both banal and heart-wrenching.

April 17, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Challenging, unflinching and deeply honest.

April 5, 2018 | Full Review…

First-time director Russell Harbaugh presents grief as it is, in all its pain and ugliness, rather than using the convenient, uplifting short-hand that Hollywood prefers.

March 30, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

I found it a great masochistic experience.

March 30, 2018 | Full Review…

This first-time feature from writer/director Russell Harbaugh has an understated, intimate, pointillist style, with a cool jazz score that matches its improvisational tone.

March 30, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Love After Love

If Closer had been made by Ingmar Bergman, I guess the result would have been something like this, an adult, soul-crushing family drama about love, death and the effect of time on those who grieve, with an oppressive cinematography that reflects well the characters' emotional state.

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