Released Year: 2013
Runtime: 100 minutes
Directors: Anne Fontaine
Writers: Doris Lessing, Christopher Hampton
Casts: Robin Wright, Naomi Watts, Xavier Samuel, Ben Mendelsohn, Sophie Lowe, James Frecheville, Jessica Tovey, Gary Sweet, Alyson Standen, Dane Eade, Charlee Thomas, Scott Pirlo, Isaac Cocking
IMDB: Adore (2013) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 6.1
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: N/A
The Guardian -
An incredibly provocative piece of work, featuring a brave and vulnerable performance by Naomi Watts (who seems perhaps a little too young) and a career-high acting masterclass from Robin Wright (who is cast perfectly).
Movie Nation -
As edgy female wish-fulfillment fantasy, showing that fantasy's consequences, Adore engrosses and engages, never titillates and never betrays even the tiniest hint of revulsion.
Adore is, as my late mother would say in describing Sidney Sheldon novels, "good trash."
Time Out New York -
You can barely stifle a laugh, and the way Wright and Watts deliver rote, morally searching dialogue with deer-in-the-headlights stoicism (“We've crossed a line,” Lil blankly notes) doesn't help matters.
Lil (Naomi Watts) and Roz ('Robin Wright' ) are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention.