“Love Is Strange” is a drama film directed by Ira Sachs and released in 2014. The film stars John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as Ben and George, a couple who have been together for nearly four decades and decide to get married in New York City. However, when George loses his job as a music teacher at a Catholic school because of his same-sex marriage, the couple is forced to sell their apartment and temporarily live apart while they search for a new home.
The film explores the challenges that Ben and George face as they navigate their new living situations and the strain that it puts on their relationship. Ben moves in with his nephew and his family, while George stays with a couple of young gay police officers whom he barely knows.
The film touches on themes of aging, love, and the discrimination that same-sex couples can face. It received critical acclaim for its realistic portrayal of a long-term same-sex relationship and the nuanced performances by Lithgow and Molina.
“Love Is Strange” is a heartfelt and poignant film that offers a glimpse into the lives of a loving couple and the obstacles they must overcome to remain together.
Duration: 94 min.