Love Comes Lately
Love Comes Lately (2008)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 13, 2008
DVD Release Date: February 3, 2009
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though it doesn't quite live up to the source material, this adaptation of three Isaac Bashevis Singer short stories is poignant and charming.

Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

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.

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Nora Lee Mandel

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.

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John Anderson
Washington Post

A film that might be called stubbornly magical.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

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.

Stan Hall

A unique, weird and mostly wonderful film.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

The plight of the aged is worthy of consideration, but a series of AARP fantasies do not a story make.

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Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine

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.

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paul sandberg
While I found the blurring of reality and imagination thought provoking, and while I admire some of the more mundane humor, I simply could not get behind Max -… More