Love Is Strange

Synopsis: After nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when George loses his job soon after, the couple must sell their apartment and - victims of the relentless New York City real estate market - temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home. While George moves in with two cops (Cheyenne Jackson and Manny Perez) who live down stairs, Ben lands in Brooklyn with his nephew (Darren Burrows), his wife (Marisa Tomei), and their temperamental teenage son (Charlie Tahan), with whom Ben shares a bunk bed. While struggling with the pain of separation, Ben and George are further challenged by the intergenerational tensions and capricious family dynamics of their new living arrangements.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Ira Sachs
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
  2 wins & 17 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

Glasses. I can't find my glasses.

Not today. Please, God, not today.

Has anybody seen my glasses?

Right here, Mr. Ben.

Do you have the list?

No, it's in the kitchen.

I think 40 will cover it.

Maybe you can send Eugenia

to the market.


- How's the lasagna?

- Oh, I just put it in.

It looks delicious.

- Let me see.

- Sweetie, do you have any cash?

- Not too early to put it in?

- I know what I'm doing.

- Close the door and go.

- So how do I look?

You look fantastic.

- Both of you.

- It's almost 11. George, we have to go.

- I'm waiting for you.

- I need cash for Eugenia.

- You smell good too.

- Thank you.

- Let's go. Thank you, Zlata.

- We'll be back about 1:30.

- You got the papers?

- Yes, I've got them, Vera Vague. Let's go.

They're all full, George.

Don't worry. We'll still be okay.

Don't worry.

We might have better luck on 6th.

Come on.

Wait. George?

- You all right?

- I don't want to get all sweaty.

You look fine. You look fine.

But we can't just wander.

We can't just wander.

We should have hired a car service.

Yes, you keep saying that.

We are gathered here today... the presence of these witnesses...

...with the purpose of uniting

in matrimony...

...George Esteban Garea...

...Benjamin Arthur Hull.

Everybody who's here,

I'd like to ask you... try to stop thinking about your jobs,

your marriage, your schoolwork...

...what you have to do tomorrow,

what you forgot today...

...and let us focus all of our energies...

...and all of our love...

...on these two men here:

George and Ben.

So I'd like to ask of you...

...if you would commit

to honor and support...

...these two individuals...

...and their love and their life

and in their marriage together.

- Yes, yes, yes!

- Yes!


There is a question I have to ask

and it may seem obvious, the answer...

...but it's still a very

important question.

Are you both making this decision

of your own free will?


He's already weighing at me,

I only know.

- What do you think? No, no.

- Come on, come on.


Would you like a cookie?

Excuse me for interrupting you.

I made them.

You made them for real? Sure.

Excuse me. Roberto, would you like...?

No, thank you.

Thattaboy, Georgie.

That's me he's talking about.

Your part, Ted.

This is the sexy part.

Oh, yeah.

Okay, here we... Take it home now.

Not just in the kitchen.

Georgie, I love you!

Guys, guys, guys. Quiet, quiet.

I just wanna say something.

When I met my husband...

My husband.

Elliot here... he was walking around

with a camera...

...making amazing videos

with people he met on the street...

...creating scenes

out of ordinary situations.

I was just finishing my first novel...

...and I immediately thought,

"We make a great pair."

Two independent spirits

committed to our art.

So we started to go out...

...and he said that he wanted me

to meet his Uncle Ben.

I said, "Well, why your uncle?" Elliot said

that since his mother had passed...

...his uncle was his favorite person

in his family.

Thank you, Elliot.

Not including siblings, Mindy.

So we came here one night.

You guys had just moved

into this apartment...

...and George had prepared us

a delicious spaghetti Bolognese.

We drank wine and we sang...

...and we drank some more...

...and it was just wonderful.

And when we left...

...Elliot said to me,

"I wanted you to meet the two of them...

...because they have been together

for more than 20 years."

So I understood...

Oh, my, I'm going to cry.

I understood that...

That he was proposing to me

because you guys...

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Ira Sachs

Ira Sachs (born November 21, 1965) is an American filmmaker. His first film was the short, Lady (1993). more…

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