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Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

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A depressed musician reunites with his lover. Though their romance, which has already endured several centuries, is disrupted by the arrival of her uncontrollable younger sister.

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Scott
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Taxi Driver, Detroit
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Man on Street, Tangier
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Adam (Tom Hiddleston), an underground musician, reunites with his lover for centuries (Tilda Swinton) after he becomes depressed and tired with the direction human society has taken. Their love is interrupted and tested by his wild and uncontrollable little sister (Mia Wasikowska). Written by lo_watson

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Rated R for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Sólo los amantes sobreviven  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$87,989 (USA) (13 April 2014)

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$1,879,534 (USA) (12 September 2014)
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When Adam leaves Dr. Watson's office, the doctor says Adam must be from Cleveland. Jim Jarmusch was born in Akron, forty miles (sixty-four kilometers) from Cleveland. See more »

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Dr. Watson makes a comment about the stethoscope around Adam's neck. The ear pieces are hanging on Adam's left side. In the shot in the hallway, the stethoscope is now hanging with the ear pieces on his right side. See more »

Quotes

Eve: How can you've lived for so long and still not get it? This self obsession is a waste of living. It could be spend in surviving things, appreciating nature, nurturing kindness and friendship, and dancing. You have been pretty lucky in love though, if I may say so.
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References The Limits of Control (2009) See more »

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Can't Hardly Stand It
Written by Joe Chastain, Charlie Feathers &
Jerry Huffman
Performed by Charlie Feathers
Courtesy of Gusto Records, Inc.
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A waste of celluloid... Jarmusch should be ashamed of himself.
9 March 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is the worst movie I've ever seen, and I've seen The Room *and* Plan 9 From Outer Space.

What can I say? This isn't just a bad film, this is the worst film ever made. The characters are unsympathetic, the plot hackneyed and boring, the pace glacial. It's a love story about two vampires who care about the environment and human rights, or something. Even the soundtrack is terrible.

This film manages to cram in every clichè from every bad vampire movie ever made. Adam and Eve (no, really) spend their immortal centuries whining about the environment and "zombies" (ie, humans), name dropping all the famous people they've met throughout history, and hanging out in undiscovered hipster paradises Detroit and Tangiers while scoffing hospital blood (because, among other things, fresh human blood is too "contaminated"). Oh, and they wear sunglasses at night and wear gloves all the time, no doubt 'cause they're so, like, sensitive and stuff.

The action, like the plot is almost non-existent - if you took out all the self-indulgent, lingering shots of their dilapidated houses and cities and uninteresting conversations that go nowhere you would have perhaps 20 minutes of footage, at the most. A warning: It manages to look like it might become interesting if you give it ten more minutes for most of the film, and there is an almost interesting bit in the middle - but it's not worth it. This is two hours of your life that you will never, ever get back. I don't care who he is, Jarmusch should be ashamed of himself.


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