Lovely, Still Lovely, Still (2008)

Lovely, Still main actors–Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn–in a tender moment. Photo from the internet.

Last night, my husband thought that I might like watching a movie when our daughter fell asleep. The only movie available was Lovely, Still–an art film that starred Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn, both Academy Award Winners.

I don’t exactly remember why I asked my husband to look for this movie online. You see, I don’t like dramas or heavily emotional movies because my tears are shallow–I cry at every hint of sadness because I easily sympathize with people. I mean I watch movies for entertainment and not to cry because there are so many reasons for me to cry any day. LOL

But since there was nothing else to watch, we ran the film. The first part was boring to my senses at five minutes later, I wanted to turn it off. But then I got curious. Why did I seek this out in the first place? I can’t stand watching the entire movie, so I forwarded the parts and went to the end. It was gripping and needless to say, I cried so much that I couldn’t stand it.

So I went to the net in order to read a synopsis of the movie. Here is something from

Lonely in life and love, Robert Malone (Martin Landau) braves precarious wintry snow on the walk from his job at the grocery store to his home only to discover a stranger (Ellen Burstyn, Requiem for a Dream) in his house. What begins as an awkward encounter quickly blossoms into what appears to be a new chance for romance and the elderly couples love affair takes us on a heartfelt and wonderful journey that reveals an unexpected twist.

But I searched for more answers as to what happened to the main character. And I found the answer but I will not spoil the surprise for you.

Lovely, Still is a deep film about human sensibilities written and directed by Nik Fackler, a young guy with a brilliant mind. It is just too bad though I could not appreciate this kind of movies. Too strong for my heart…and tear ducts. LOL

Also starring Adam Scott and Elizabeth Banks.

Lovely, Still trailer:

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