I AM LOVE
Weird and Abhorrent Choices
Release Date: June 18, 2010
Starring: Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti,
Edoardo Gabbriellini, Alba
Rohrwacher, Pippo Delbono,
Diane Fleri, Maria Paiato,
Marisa Berenson, Waris
Ahluwalia, and Gabriele
Runtime: 134 minutes
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Executive Producer: Christopher Granier-Deferre
Producer: Luca Guadagnino, Francesco
Melzi d’Eril, Marco
Morabito, Tilda Swinton,
Alessandro Usai, and
Writer: Luca Guadagnino, Barbara
Alberti, Ivan Cotroneo, and
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The Recchi family is very wealthy and affluent. They own one of the largest industrial companies in Milan. When the family patriarch retires, the entire family is shocked when he turns over joint control of the company to not only his son but also his grandson.
The son’s wife, Emma, fights to keep her family intact as her daughter reveals she is a lesbian and as her husband and son disagree over the future direction of the Recchi company. Emma’s husband wants to sell the company to an American industrialist in order to expand to their products to an international market while Emma’s son wants to maintain the dream of his grandfather by keeping control within the family. At the same time, Emma’s son also wants to leverage his company money to start a restaurant with his best friend, a talented chef named Antonio.
Soon, Emma is swept up into a love affair with Antonio. The revelation of their affair, coupled with the diverging opinions of the family business, threaten to destroy the Recchi’s dynasty from the inside out.
I AM LOVE is a weird, disjointed movie with strange directing choices, undeveloped plot points and a pagan, adulterous story. The actor’s performances are passable, but the movie’s character development is poor and lacking continuity. From a purely creative standpoint, the movie is just odd.
The movie’s moral viewpoint is abhorrent. It contains a mostly mixed pagan worldview with idealized Romanticism, homosexual characters, a very immoral adulterous love affair with very strong sexual content and an excessive amount of nudity. Simply put, I AM LOVE has no redeemable content whatsoever. It is just a weird, forgettable movie that any media-wise viewer should avoid.
I AM LOVE is a weird, disjointed movie with strange directing choices, undeveloped plot points and a pagan, adulterous story. The actor’s performances are passable, but the movie’s character development is poor and lacks continuity. The movie’s immoral, lewd content is abhorrent. There are many reviews of much better, more acceptable foreign language movies on our website at movieguide.org.