Love And Death On Long Island

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Released 1997

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Love And Death On Long Island

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Director:
Richard Kwietniowski
Released:
1997
Rating:
PG-13
A chance encounter with struggling B-movie star Ronnie Bostock (Jason Priestley) opens up a whole new world to buttoned-up British author Giles De'Ath (John Hurt). Going to the movies for the first time in 20 years, Giles mistakenly wanders into the wrong theater. But this seemingly incidental event launches his life on a bizarre path filled with bittersweet contrasts that ultimately leaves a lasting impression.

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  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Love and Death on Long Island is sharp, sophisticated and completely delicious, a purposeful comedy that focuses on the power of screen images to uproot lives and the poignancy of ...

  • 80

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    John Hurt is simply wonderful -- acerbic, funny and heartbreaking.

  • 80

    Variety David Rooney

    This is arguably Hurt's best role in years, and he bites into it with relish, managing to seem both manipulative and vulnerable, dour and droll at the same time.

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