Two Drifters
Two Drifters (2006)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 17, 2006
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John McMurtrie
San Francisco Chronicle

An overwrought weepie, it may be inspired by the recent dramas of Pedro Almodóvar, but it comes off as Almodóvar Lite -- muy lite.

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Nathan Lee
New York Times

Neither sentimental nor cruel, yet touching and trenchant, the movie sustains a profound ambivalence right up to the final shot.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The tone here is slightly absurd and sometimes even sweet.

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Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

I don't get it.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

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.

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

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.

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Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

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.

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[font=Century Gothic]In "Two Drifters", Odete(Ana Cristina De Oliveira) is a supermarket worker on rollerskates who desperately wants to have a baby… More