DVD - 2009
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"There's a poetic irony to the idea that it took a female filmmaker to finally do justice to Philip Roth on screen."--Entertainment Weekly
"A richly textured and compelling film."--San Francisco Chronicle
"This melancholy mediation on aging and desire hangs on an exquisite performance from Penelope Cruz."--TV Guide
"This is a good, serious and absorbing movie..."--Time Magazine
"...nicely done."--Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
The life of a renowned college professor is turned inside out when he becomes involved in a passionate relationship with a beautiful young woman. As their sexual relationship evolves, an incredible love story is born. Includes commentary and featurette.
Publisher: [United States] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2009
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 9781435931701
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA ELE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Sep 08, 2017

I’m a fan of Ben Kingsley anyway and found this role and the foil to his character played by Penelope Cruz just an elegant, real, crisp and altogether classy introspective look at this kind of relationship. Gorgeously photographed too. It's not "slow" but casual as befits the time span of the story.

Horribly boring-----unwatchable!

Jul 24, 2012

I was disappointed with the slowness of the movie. The acting was good, but there really didn`t seem to be too much chemistry between Ben and Penelope. Patricia Clarkson is gorgeous and seemed very realistic as Bens` longstanding sex buddy.
Too slow and I didn`t enjoy the story line. Sorry.

May 30, 2012

Gave up after 40 minutes. Definitely not my kind of movie. Found it to be so boring.

discerningcritic May 03, 2012

Director Isabel Coixet evokes spell-binding atmosphere and top notch performances from stars Ben Kingsley & Penelope Cruz with equally fine support from Patricia Clarkson & Dennis Hopper. A real old-fashioned love story of a mature man & and his beautiful young student is destined for heartbreak from the start. I watched captivated from start to finish, with a lump in my throat much of the time, which for me is saying a lot!

raydat51 Feb 04, 2012


markkluk Oct 04, 2011

At first glance I didn't think I would like this movie,
but It turned out to be a great movie for breast cancer
awareness, some great quotes, Insight , Love, loss ,
jealousy , age , poetry ,depth , morality?, human
psychology and feelings, lots of Ludwig

aaa5756 Jul 27, 2011


Jun 27, 2010

It's okay.

Feb 15, 2010

A film that is well put together but may not be to everyone's taste. It provides good insights into different types of character. It was too slow for my taste, however, and I was pretty bored with it by the halfway mark.

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