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Love Is Strange Details


A committed gay couple find their fledgling marriage challenged by a series of unexpected developments in this compassionate drama from writer/director Ira Sachs (Ira Sachs, Ira Sachs). Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) have been together for nearly 40 years. When gay marriage becomes legal in New York, the happy couple decide that it's finally time to tie the knot, and declare their love for one another in front of family and friends. Although the ceremony is everything Ben and George ever could have hoped for, the happy couple's newlywed bliss is sadly short-lived when the diocese receives word of the wedding, and George is fired from his job as a music teacher at a local Catholic school. As a result, the pair are no longer able to afford the rent on the New York City apartment they've shared for two decades. In order to remain in the city while searching for a job, George moves in with his sympathetic neighbors, a pair of gay policemen (Manny Perez and Cheyenne Jackson). Meanwhile, Ben attempts to make the best of the situation by moving in with his nephew's family in Brooklyn. Now, as the big event that should have brought Ben and George closer together leads only to loneliness and frustration, everyone involved finds their once-comfortable lives in a hopeless state of flux. Marisa Tomei, Darren E. Burrows, and Charlie Tahan co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:August 22, 2014


Awarded by
Independent Spirit Awards Ira Sachs Best Screenplay 2014 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Mauricio Zacharias Best Screenplay 2014 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Alfred Molina Best Supporting Male 2014 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards John Lithgow Best Male Lead 2014 Nominee


John Lithgow
as Ben
Alfred Molina
as George
Marisa Tomei
as Kate
Cheyenne Jackson
as Ted
Darren E. Burrows
as Elliot
Charlie Tahan
as Joey
Manny Perez
as Roberto
Jason Stuart
as Officiant
Harriet Harris
as Honey
Christina Kirk
as Mindy
John Cullum
as Father Raymond
Maryann Urbano
as Social Worker
Sebastian LaCause
as Marco
Andrew Polk
as Doctor
Adriane Lenox
as Principal
Christian Coulson
as Ian
Michael J. Burg
as Bartender


Ira Sachs
Ira Sachs
Jay Van Hoy
Lars Knudsen
Mauricio Zacharias
Ira Sachs
Susan Jacobs
Musical Direction/Supervision
Affonso Goncalves
Amy Williams
Production Designer
Elika Portnoy
Executive Producer
Christos V. Konstantakopoulos
Executive Producer
Arjun Bhasin
Costume Designer
Kent Sparling
Sound/Sound Designer
Kent Sparling
Re-Recording Mixer
Chris Carroll
Assistant Director