Adore
Adore
R | 03 April 2013 (USA)
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Lil and Roz 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.

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TrueJoshNight

Truly Dreadful Film

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Chirphymium

It's entirely possible that sending the audience out feeling lousy was intentional

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Portia Hilton

Blistering performances.

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Geraldine

The story, direction, characters, and writing/dialogue is akin to taking a tranquilizer shot to the neck, but everything else was so well done.

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lolipop_big

Couldn't understand what was the purpose of this movie?! The relationships were sickening and makes no sense. Was like a jerry spinger show.... but that sure was reality also.!!So it's a very ok movie....There are way better movies to watch.

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masonfisk

When bad Aussie drama meets Ingmar Bergman, you have Adore. Two lifelong friends decide to sleep with each other sons for what reason? I don't know. With nary a hint of regret or conflict, these affairs go on with the redundancy of food prep. Coming from the writer of Dangerous Liaisons, Christopher Hampton, one feels his heart is not in this exercise. Watch Damage with Jeremy Irons to see this notion better realized.

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Katie

I've read many reviews from critics who don't digest this movie for the diversity and perspective it deserves. I ask that when you decide to watch this movie, give it your full attention and pay mind to the smallest of details, the director was very mindful of the smallest of gestures.There aren't many movies that approach the concept behind Adore that are done so in this very beautiful manner. The numerous metaphors and overlapping really set a specific perspective that pleads for open-mindedness.--- spoilers----Two mothers grow up as very close friends in a rather isolated lifestyle with minimal external stimuli. The opening scene is that of these two youthful looking women adoring their sons as these "greek gods," if you will. With one distant father and another non-present; this quadriad has spent an infinite amount of time becoming attached to each other. In addition, the women are foreshadowed as having a sort of "lesbian" relationship, even though that's not exactly the case. There is definitely a certain amount of adoration occurring between the two mothers a well. Thus, when they become entangled in each others sons, the crazy, beautiful, and yet destructive tsunami of adoration begins. They do this, for two years. They keep their secretive loves to themselves. Functioning as four friends, four lovers, two mothers, two sons. They all care about each other so deeply, that is becomes a very isolated relationship. When it is questioned and tried towards the middle, we see their relationships break. We watch some of them become destructive. It's this very strange relationship, that in this day in age, we do not accept as realistic. However, there are many circumstances in which the way we develop love is rather view unnatural. And the way this falls apart and back together is strange and amazing. It really makes one re-evaluate the destructiveness of this kind of love and what it can really do to your life. If it's worth such a sacrifice.

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Julia Pickle

Never in my life have I ever watched such a cringe worthy 'film'. From the cheap dialogue, to the ridiculous plot that seems to have been written by a 15 year old teenager, this so called 'motion picture' is just pathetic.The acting was similar to that of a porn intro. The plot was not realistic at all and honestly quite disturbing... this story could have been told in 10 million different ways that could have made it better. Instead, it's just a slightly disturbing porno about -------------*spoiler alert*-----------two moms who fall in love with each other's sons and ARE OKAY WITH IT and KEEP THE RELATIONSHIPS GOING. ---------------------------------------I don't know whether the director was trying to be realistic or not, but if she was, this is a MASSIVE failure. The dialogue, the characters *who spends that much time with their mom when they're in their 20s??*, the whole world of this movie is just BIZARRE. It honestly feels like watching an adaption of a badly written fanfic with just as cheesy and ridiculous dialogue and storyline... PLS

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