The Face of Love
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FACE OF LOVE is the story of a widow named Nikki (Annette Bening) who, several years after the loss of her husband Garrett, meets a man named Tom (Ed Harris) who looks exactly like her deceased husband. Suddenly, a flood of old feelings rush back to her: she's met the love of her life. Again. The film is a romantic story filled with humor, surprise, and reflections on the mystery of love surrounding us. Bening and Harris star, with an important supporting turn from Robin Williams as Nikki's confidante and would-be lover. (c) IFC Films
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Old age, romance, grief, delusion and desperation all intersect in "The Face of Love," a far-fetched tale that nevertheless manages to be affecting."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Like so much about this film, the finale hints at Hitchcock but settles for soap opera."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"For all the hard-fought realism, brilliant performances, and the feelings stirred up by the themes of mortality and late-life romance, there is the inescapable silliness of the central conceit."
‑ Corey Hall, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
""The Face of Love" is a serious look at grief and finding romance after losing the person most important to you."
‑ Jamie S. Rich, Oregonian
"What should have been a thoughtful late-middle-aged love story instead becomes a game to see how long the film can handle its contrivances before they blow up in its face."
‑ Rob Thomas, Madison Movie
"What's mesmerizing here is what happens in Bening's eyes, in her complicated smiles, in her eloquent quiet."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"A Lifetime Channel-like meditation on grief and moving on ..."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Through it all, we watch Bening trying very hard to produce a parsable, credible performance while having to behave in bizarre ways."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"The real takeaway here is how good Bening and Harris are, especially at an age when Hollywood starts putting actors out to pasture with supporting roles and bit parts."
‑ Mathew DeKinder, Suburban Journals of St. Louis
""The Face of Love" is better than it should be, but is a derivative work that feels like a remake of something better."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Bening and Harris are great actors, and they fill their roles as completely as they can, given the limitations of the soggy and implausible script by Matthew McDuffie and director Arie Posin."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"The only thrill, and it's worth the price of admission, is Bening."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Does 'The Face of Love' belong to Annette Bening? If you're speaking of an ideal, the answer is debatable; if you're speaking of the new movie with that name, the answer is most definitely yes."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"This movie has a major identity crisis going on."
‑ Bob Grimm, Tucson Weekly
"Thanks to director Arie Posin and cinematographer Antonio Riestra, the camera lingers on Annette Bening's expressive face, which draws viewers into her character's emotional journey."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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