Love Streams

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"Gena Rowlands... John Cassavetes... starring in the most beautiful love story of our time"
  • PG-13
  • 1984
  • 2 hr 21 min
  • 7.6  (6,545)

Love Streams is a 1984 film directed by John Cassavetes, who also stars in the movie alongside Gena Rowlands and Diahnne Abbott. The film revolves around the lives of two siblings: Robert Harmon (Cassavetes), a divorced writer, and his sister Sarah Lawson (Rowlands), a high-class prostitute. The movie begins with Robert going through a divorce and losing custody of his son. He then meets a young woman named Susan (Laura Johnson), with whom he begins a brief romance. However, his sister Sarah soon comes to visit him, and the two begin to reconnect and catch up on their lives. Sarah reveals that she has quit prostitution and is now looking for a more stable life.

The movie then follows the siblings as they navigate their complicated relationship, their respective romantic encounters, and their personal struggles. Robert, who is struggling with alcoholism, often turns to his sister for support and comfort. Sarah, who is dealing with her own emotional and psychological problems, finds solace in spending time with her brother.

As the movie progresses, the siblings become closer and more understanding of each other's struggles. They realize that despite their differences, they share a deep bond and love for each other.

Love Streams is a deeply emotional and introspective movie that explores themes of loneliness, family, and the complexities of human relationships. The film is shot in a distinctive documentary-style, with the camera often zooming in on the characters' faces and capturing their raw emotions.

Cassavetes and Rowlands, who were married in real life, give standout performances in the movie. Their chemistry and rapport as siblings is both tender and intense, and their scenes together are often the most emotional and poignant in the film.

The supporting cast, which includes Abbott as Sarah's friend and fellow prostitute and Johnson as Robert's love interest, also deliver strong performances.

Love Streams is a movie that demands attention and engagement from its audience. It is a deeply personal and moving film that explores the intricacies of human relationships with brutal honesty and authenticity. Cassavetes' skillful direction and the outstanding performances by the cast make this movie a timeless classic that is unforgettable.

Love Streams is a 1984 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 21 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.6.

Love Streams
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    2 hr 21 min
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    7.6  (6,545)