Lovesong (2017)

Neglected by her husband, Sarah embarks on an impromptu road trip with her young daughter and her best friend, Mindy. Along the way, the dynamic between the two friends intensifies before circumstances force them apart. Years later, Sarah… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 3, 2017
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Katie Walsh
Los Angeles Times

A character study of this relationship, casually yet carefully sketched out by Kim in subtle but meaningful gestures and glances. Much is communicated through the eyes, searching for answers in the void of what's not said, but felt.

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Kate Erbland

The overall effect is one of a disjointed love story that can never quite find the tune, no matter how skilled its players.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Kim shows this conflict with remarkable restraint, with meaningful glances and pained half-smiles conveying much more feeling between Sarah and Mindy than the cheery things they say to each other.

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Dave White

There are glances and nervous hands, longing gazes, and downcast faces needing explanation or consolation. Malone and Keough, perfectly cast and perfectly in sync as people who should be - but probably never will be - lovers, make sadness seem enticing.

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Susan Wloszczyna

Kim has wisely provided her two stars with enough breathing room to bring her movie to life.

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Matthew Turner

Riley Keough and Jena Malone excel in director So Yong Kim's achingly ambiguous portrait of an intimate female friendship.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

Kim's latest -- like Carol made on an indie budget -- is split in two exquisite halves.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Little is resolved, and it will leave you contemplating the mysteries of relationships.

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Emily Wheeler
Film Inquiry

So Yong Kim's Lovesong is a minimalist, strikingly formed small-scale drama about two female friends slowly falling in love.

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