Love (2015)

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Chronicling the romantic and sexual entanglements of two young women and one young man, Love explores in highly explicit fashion the role of sex in a romantic relationship in this latest effort from cinematic troublemaker Gaspar Noé (Enter the Void). 

"January the 1st, early morning. The telephone rings. Murphy wakes up next to his young wife and 2-year-old child. He listens to his voicemail: Electra’s mother, sick with worry, wants to know whether he has heard from her daughter. Electra’s been missing for a long time. She's afraid something really bad has happened to her. Over the course of a long rainy day, Murphy finds himself alone in his apartment, reminiscing about the greatest love affair of his life, his two years with Electra. A burning passion full of promises, games, excesses and mistakes." (Cannes Film Festival)

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Drama, Romance, 3D

134mins

Rating: R18 drug use, explicit sex scenes, offensive language

France, Belguim

Yes, the one with the actual f-cking. There’s something visceral to watching so much sex in graphic detail, but whether intentionally or not, it’s not erotic. Nor is there much appealing about Love 3D‘s lead, whose casual, constant misogyny is going to present major problems to some. With all that said, I was still taken on an emotional journey by this non-linear relationship tale, which boasts beautiful 3D that enhances proceedings more than your average blockbuster. Not as bleak as previous Noé efforts, still pretentious as hell, and featuring many laugh-out-loud moments that may not all be deliberate.

Variety (USA)

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A courageously personal account of an aspiring filmmaker torn between the mother of his child and the one that got away.

Guardian (UK)

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There is something endearing in its very monomaniacal quality: here is a film with just one subject, what Casanova called the "subject of subjects."

Hollywood Reporter

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Strictly judged by the yardstick of sex films, it's actually pretty conventional in its configurations of bodies and positions, and nothing one couldn't see with a couple of clicks on the Internet.

Independent (UK)

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Noé delivers, although the sex scenes aren't as hard core as one might expect.