Two Drifters
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A heartbroken Portuguese man mourning the loss of his lover to a tragic car accident finds solace in the arms of a woman driven to insanity by her need to bear children in O Fantasma director Joćo Pedro Rodrigues' psychologically mangled melodrama. It was the very day of Pedro (Joćo Carreira) and Rui's (Nuno Gil) one-year anniversary that Pedro was sent careening through his shattered window only to die moments later in the arms of his devastated lover. But as fate would have it, Pedro isn't the only one who has pledged undying love to the recently departed. After rejecting her… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

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"An overwrought weepie, it may be inspired by the recent dramas of Pedro Almodóvar, but it comes off as Almodóvar Lite -- muy lite."
‑ John McMurtrie, San Francisco Chronicle
"Neither sentimental nor cruel, yet touching and trenchant, the movie sustains a profound ambivalence right up to the final shot."
‑ Nathan Lee, New York Times
"The tone here is slightly absurd and sometimes even sweet."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Like O Fantasma, perhaps the scariest and finest film ever made about the compulsion of gay desire, Two Drifters' sensual-spiritual plumbing is totally off-the-map."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"Climaxing with a union as heartfelt as it is perverse, the movie asserts with eccentric force the belief that love knows no bounds, be they physical, spiritual or sensible."
‑ Sam Adams, Los Angeles Times
"I don't get it."
‑ Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun-Times
"An arresting and lucid study of how gay men and straight women often compete for the same objects of lust, the same velvety nostalgias for a certain vision of love."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"Director Joćo Pedro Rodrigues has a poetic visual sense, but the novice actors remain so frozen in deer-in-headlights reaction shots, it's all but impossible to get onboard for their predicaments."
‑ Ella Taylor, L.A. Weekly
"This movie doesn't have enough heart or energy to inspire wonder -- with a weak script, utterly unsympathetic characters and a nonsensical plot, it can barely keep plodding along."
‑ Jessica Reaves, Chicago Tribune
"Though the film contains many haunting images, the absence of a solid emotional foundation makes its increasingly preposterous story developments feel arbitrary and ultimately pointless."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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