Two Lovers

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 2008
  • Running time: 110 min
Set in the insular world of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, TWO LOVERS is a classic romantic drama, with Joaquin Phoenix giving a raw and vulnerable performance as Leonard, a charismatic but troubled young man who moves back into his childhood home following a recent heartbreak. read more
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Set in the insular world of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, TWO LOVERS is a classic romantic drama, with Joaquin Phoenix giving a raw and vulnerable performance as Leonard, a charismatic but troubled young man who moves back into his childhood home following a recent heartbreak. While recovering under the watchful eye of his parents (Isabella Rossellini and Moni Monoshov), Leonard meets two women in quick succession: Michelle (Gwyneth Paltrow), a mysterious and beautiful neighbor who is exotic and out-of-place in Leonard's staid world, and Sandra, the lovely and caring daughter of a businessman who is buying out his family's dry-cleaning business. Leonard becomes deeply infatuated by Michelle, who seems poised to fall for him, but is having a self-destructive affair with a married man. At the same time, mounting pressure from his family pushes him towards committing to Sandra. Leonard is forced to make an impossible decision between the impetuousness of desire and the comfort of love or risk falling back into the darkness that nearly killed him.

Original Release

11/19/2008

US Release

02/13/2009

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Cast

Joaquin Phoenix Leonard Kraditor
Gwyneth Paltrow Michelle Rausch
Isabella Rossellini Ruth Kraditor
Vinessa Shaw Sandra Cohen
Moni Moshonov Reuben Kraditor
Elias Koteas Ronald Blatt
Bob Ari Michael Cohen
David Ross Waiter
John Ortiz
Anne Joyce Leonard's Ex-Fiancée
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

James Gray

Writers

James Gray, Ric Menello

Cast

Joaquin Phoenix Leonard Kraditor
Gwyneth Paltrow Michelle Rausch
Isabella Rossellini Ruth Kraditor
Vinessa Shaw Sandra Cohen
Moni Moshonov Reuben Kraditor
Elias Koteas Ronald Blatt
Bob Ari Michael Cohen
David Ross Waiter
John Ortiz
Anne Joyce Leonard's Ex-Fiancée
Elliot Villar Bystander
Craig Walker Bystander #2
Carmen M. Herlihy Lady with Baby Carriage
Donald John Hewitt Another Bystander (as Don Hewitt Jr.)
Christian Albrizo Some Kid
Julie Budd Carol Cohen
Iain J. Bopp David Cohen
Samantha Ivers Stephanie
Jeanine Serralles Dayna
Miguel Rivera Antonio

Producers

Marc Butan Executive Producer
Mark Cuban Executive Producer
Agnès Mentre Executive Producer
Todd Wagner Executive Producer
James Gray Producer
Donna Gigliotti Producer
Anthony Katagas Producer
Couper Samuelson Producer
Mike Upton Producer

Editors

John Axelrad

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