… the cycles of love and how we survive each other. It’s a movie about friendship and, being a quintessential New York story, a movie about real estate.
Acting veterans John Lithgow and Alfred Molina star as Ben and George, a Manhattan couple who, after a four-decade relationship, are finally given the opportunity to make their union official. But when Ben loses his teaching job as a result, the relationship is tested in unconventional ways—leaving them to more strongly rely on their love to hold things together. Lithgow and Molina deliver inspired performances, while Sachs expertly guides his cast in the delicate dance of difficult emotions and scenarios presented among friends, family, and loved ones.
With a stunning soundtrack, this moving film is part romantic comedy, part aging drama, part family portrait, part ode to a beloved city.
USA, 94min, 2014, drama. Directed by Ira Sachs.
Till Real Estate Do You Part. Review in the New York Times, Aug, 2014.
Overlooked by Oscar, but not its viewers. Review in the Montreal Gazette, Jan, 2015.