Love Is All You Need
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LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED is directed by Golden Globe (R) and Oscar (R) winning filmmaker Susanne Bier, written by Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen and starring Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm. Philip (Brosnan), an Englishman living in Denmark, is a lonely, middle-aged widower and estranged single father. Ida (Dyrholm) is a Danish hairdresser, recuperating from a long bout of illness, who's just been left by her husband for a younger woman, Thilde. The fates of these two bruised souls are about to intertwine, as they embark for a trip to Italy to attend the wedding of Patrick and Astrid,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

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"Result: sufficient pleasure."
‑ Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic
"We've seen enough romantic comedy to know these two are destined to fall for each other, but Bier is that rare filmmaker who can make you wonder if there will actually be a happy ending."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"While Love is All You Need is better than most films of its type, it's still unable to overcome the numerous cliches that come attached to such a story."
‑ Jeff Beck, We Got This Covered
"Lead actress Trine Dyrholm is the best thing about this pat, conventional comedy-drama of romantic reassurance for middle-aged moviegoers and their mothers."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"This bittersweet, multilingual romantic comedy is just as fluffy and forgettable as its title suggests."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"The middle-aged romance between the central characters is a lovely thing, and that makes up for everything."
‑ Mick LaSalle, Hearst Newspapers
"Pierce Brosnan isn't the only reason to see Love is All You Need. He's merely the best reason to seek out Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier's entertaining if familiar romantic comedy."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"There's something about a free spirit, even in a movie, that makes everything and everyone around her feel more vibrant."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Buffeted by languorous Italian vistas and the emotional depth of the characters, the film falls more into the Nancy Meyers camp of rom com, in which relatable late-in-life romances are played out against sumptuous settings."
‑ Meredith Slifkin, Film Comment Magazine
"Even if it's flawed by a few obvious clichés, Love Is All You Need still comes highly recommended."
‑ Sam Bathe, Fan The Fire
"Bier is daring to deal with both familial dysfunction and mature romance without painting either in the standard broad strokes."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"I lost count of how many times "That's Amore" turned up on the soundtrack, and the comic situations are so stale that the whole thing plays like a Scandinavian Tyler Perry movie."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"I think Bier might be a little too acute an observer of human behavior to agree with the simple premise of her film's title, but she makes us believe it for a while, anyway."
‑ Rob Thomas, Madison Movie
"The string of awkwardly hilarious family moments will provide plenty of laughs while also endearing the characters to viewers of this Danish romantic comedy...And the more serious moments make for a film that's also surprisingly poignant."
‑ Nour Habib, Tulsa World
"Don't think for a moment that postcard prettiness is all that this picture has going for it ... Susanne Bier has made a smart, winning movie that's tougher than many others in its field."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
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