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I Am Love

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YES WE AM Tilda Swinton and Mattia Zaccaro watch and wait in I Am Love

I Am Love

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
120 minutes
Limited Release Date:
06/18/10
performer:
Tilda Swinton
genre:
Foreign Language, Drama

We gave it a C+

Ravishing to the eye and empty in the head, Luca Guadagnino’s voluptuous Italian saga takes time to admire all the stuff belonging to a rich Milanese industrialist and his crumbling-from-within family. Thank heavens the clan can nurse their unhappiness in high swankiness. The most restless (and ravishing) person in I Am Love is Tilda Swinton as the daughter of a Russian art dealer, married into the family and drawn to her son’s hunky best friend. O sexytime in the countryside! O many wardrobe changes! The film is almost deliriously stylish, which helps mask the silliness. But the bellowing music, by John Adams, is infuriatingly intrusive — which undoes the visual good. C+

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