Love Comes Lately
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Max Kohn is a writer in his seventies who is increasingly haunted by his weakening body and ebbing sexual prowess. Asleep on an Amtrak train, Max dreams the conductor asks him if he sleeps with women anymore; the questioning becoming so intense and distressing that Max awakens, still disturbed by the interrogation. This begins a process where Max daydreams, flirts, longs for lost loves, dreams and pours his angst into his literary work.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of the best compliments to be paid a movie based on fiction is that it compels you to read other things by the author. Love Comes Lately is likely to elicit such a response."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"The idea's not terrible, and no filmmaker has bothered with Singer for years, but this movie chooses to reduce the author's soulfulness to mirrored tales of lonely, randy seniors, all of whom Tausig plays. In one sense, it's a disservice."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"A poignant valentine to the creativity of I.B. Singer's later years, with the pungent dialogue of the lively women coming directly from Singer's magic realism stories."
‑ Nora Lee Mandel,
"Eighty is the new Forty!"
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"Isaac Bashevis Singer's spirit lives in the three, nicely interwoven stories."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"A film that might be called stubbornly magical."
‑ John Anderson, Washington Post
"Love Comes Lately, a new English-language film from the German director Jan Schutte, has the good sense to begin with three very good short stories by the modern master Isaac Bashevis Singer."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"A unique, weird and mostly wonderful film."
‑ Stan Hall, Oregonian
"Swinging from solemn drama to farcical humor at a moment's notice, the proceedings rarely feel surefooted."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"Fear of intimacy trumps fear of death in Love Comes Lately, filmmaker Jan Schütte's plaintively effective merging of three Isaac Bashevis Singer short stories."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"The plight of the aged is worthy of consideration, but a series of AARP fantasies do not a story make."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Schuttes combining of three separate stories serves only to spread Singer's thematic concerns too thin, thereby failing to achieve the richness of the original written material."
‑ Mark Keizer, Boxoffice Magazine
"A never less than astonishing procession of real and make-believe oddball characters joining one another for food or sex. A wildly buoyant tale of a geriatric imagination fired up on mental viagra."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
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