DVD - 2013 | Widescreen edition
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Escape to a close-knit seaside community where friendship, love and lust collide. A sensual yet thought provoking drama in which two lifelong friends find themselves entangled in passionate sexual relationships with each other's sons. As they struggle to make sense of conflicting emotions and desires, the lines between family, friendship and morality are blurred. When powerful bonds reach their breaking point, discover what truly keeps us connected.
Publisher: [United States] : Paramount, c2013
Edition: Widescreen edition
ISBN: 9781415775769
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (111 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jun 24, 2018

A superb film. Savagely sexual, and yes, as Robin Wright in her greatest screen performance says early on, "I feel good." Breathtaking coastal beauty and smashed taboos transfix us... and yet there's a flip side to gratification -- the intense pleasure ultimately destroys, isolates. The haters on here have no real argument to make against this film... So well acted -- the movie was panned only because pallid critics couldn't handle Fontaine/Lessing's brutal honesty. They'd rather lap up junk a la "the king's speech."

Franln Dec 08, 2017

A scandalous story indeed. Best friends have sons the same age and then have love affairs with each other's sons when they are like 19, initiated by the young men of course, or else the women would be predators. Robin Wright and Naomi Watts are hot 40-somethings with 20-something-looking bodies and the sex was not exactly incest, but still pretty weird with the age differences and close ties. Intriguing movie though.

britprincess1ajax Aug 07, 2017

An Australian film that preaches the age-old adage that two wrongs don't make a right. Robin Wright and Naomi Watts play two lifelong best friends. They only grow closer when one's husband dies and the other's husband plunges headlong into his work. Together they raise each of their sons in a quaint and quiet seaside town. Their relationship is beautiful and strong, but when one son takes a fancy to his mother's best friend, the whole dynamic shifts and swiftly begins to crumble. Not to be crude, but AMOUR takes the concept of a MILF to a new level. Every connection is strained, some people's hearts getting wounded in the mix. The sons grow more confident in their conquests and the mothers can't seem to resist the attention, flattered by these young studs seeking them out. It's a confusing and emotionally complex web they weave, damaging each other in the process. Unfortunately none of it feels important after the inciting incident occurs; the trysts begin and the story falls apart, dragging its remnants behind it. Plus, for many, the warped romance here may feel, for lack of a better word, icky. As interesting a premise they began with, AMOUR scuttles along the surface, only really dealing in the same boring ideas of revenge and forbidden love. What it is lacking is some real depth, real impact, real emotion. Many years pass in the film's storyline and yet we're still stagnating in the same waters. The only notable one of the lot is the actor playing Ian, Naomi Watts's son, a strong talent who shows just how much love and torment he feels. From the get-go, you can see the fault in the design, forcing friendship first and playing their sons like pawns in some twisted sex game. What fills AMOUR is far less interesting than advertised, constantly waiting for something to happen that never does.

Aug 30, 2016

Interesting Aussie film that at its best (and beginning) bears some similarities to Bergman in its visual seaside style and in its slow, deliberate character development. This is definitely a character driven movie with very adult themes. Its Oz morality is as different from the US's as Sweden's is. Each place is distinct in this respect. While visually appealing, I don't imply that is as good as Bergman. Wright and Watts are perfect in their roles.

Feb 25, 2016

Actors performance was average. I found the story line disturbing.

Jan 24, 2016

Not very believable, but still entertaining. A teenage male fantasy movie.

Nov 21, 2015

I am not into gerontophilia but the story was so intriguing to me that it would certainly make it to my Recommended Movies list for anyone who is bored with regular love stories. Also, since I have seen almost all the movies by Naomi Watts that I can get my hands on because I think she is truly a gem, especially when it comes to all-rounded acting in many different roles, I would certainly think that this is one of her masterpieces. Therefore, this movie is probably for all her fans who enjoy, or at least do not reject, convoluted relationships.

May 12, 2015

THE MOST BORING MOVIE EVER. I have no idea who the target audience was nor who would ever think this story was remotely believable. It just goes to show to me again that anything that lists "the sundance festival" should be avoided at all costs.

May 06, 2015

This was a FABULOUS movie....Please don't listen to the haters. ..was really, really good ....I HIGHLY recommend it.....5*

madison382 Apr 25, 2015

Movie started off really slow, but picked up later, uncomfortable to watch, because of the crossed boundry between the sons and mothers, but credit is given for the good acting.

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