I AM LOVE

Weird and Abhorrent Choices

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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
Ferzetti

Genre: Drama

Audience: Adults

Rating: R

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
Massimiliano Violante

Writer: Luca Guadagnino, Barbara
Alberti, Ivan Cotroneo, and
Walter Fasano

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Content:

(PaPaPa, RoRo, HoHo, AbAb, Fe, Acap, C, V, SSS, NNN, A, MMM) Very strong immoral, sexualized, mixed pagan worldview with idealistic Romantic elements, homosexual character is glorified, anti-biblical behavior is strongly promoted with mild feminist elements as adulterous woman seeks freedom from her repressive family life, with mild anti-Capitalist element as a sympathetic character is shown against the greedy capitalism of an American businessman, brief Catholic reference to prayer and Christian prayer is depicted at a funeral; no foul language; brief violence as young man dies from falling and busting open his head, which causes a brain hemorrhage; very strong sexual content includes adulterous fornication graphically depicted in several scenes, adulterous kissing, married kissing, unmarried kissing, homosexual lesbian kiss, implied unmarried fornication, unmarried woman is pregnant; partial full male and female nudity during adultery, upper female nudity, upper male nudity, rear female nudity, and rear male nudity; brief wine and alcohol use depicted; no smoking or drugs; and, lying, greed, family conflict.

Summary:

I AM LOVE, an Italian movie, stars Tilda Swinton as Emma, a Russian immigrant married into a wealthy Italian family whose family is torn apart when she begins a torrid, adulterous love affair with her son’s best friend. I AM LOVE is a weird, disjointed movie with strange directing choices, undeveloped plot points and a pagan, adulterous story with much immoral, lewd content.

Review:

I AM LOVE, an Italian movie, stars Tilda Swinton as Emma, a Russian immigrant who married into a wealthy Italian family. In the movie, her family is torn apart when she begins a torrid, adulterous love affair with her son’s best friend.

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.

In Brief:

I AM LOVE is an Italian movie. It stars Tilda Swinton in an acclaimed performance as Emma, a Russian immigrant who has married into a wealthy Italian family. 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 family business. Soon, Emma is swept up into a love affair with her son’s best friend. The revelation of their affair, coupled with the diverging opinions about the future of the family business, threatens to destroy the family 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 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.