Love Comes Lately
Though approaching his eighties, Max Kohn shows no signs of slowing down. He pursues his love life - both real and imagined - with youthful vigor, thereby risking his relationship to Reisel, the woman he loves but neglects. LOVE COMES LATELY is a film about real and imagined longings, the never ending dream of love and the power of fiction.
It seems something always brings me back to Jan Schutte's 2007 film. Based upon three works by Isaac Bashevis Singer, the filmmaker does a great job of mixing the three into one. People unaware of Singer's work beyond Streisand's almost experimental re-working of his slight story, "Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy," will be surprised to discover what Schutte is able to create from these other works. When this film was initially released more than a few critics/viewers pointed out the annoyance that this adaptation is misleading of the great writer's work. I disagreed then and I disagree now. If anything, this movie might spark a viewer to seek out Singer's printed words.
There is a great deal more going on than…
Sometimes I wonder why I even subject myself to these things. Love Comes Lately is an adolescent male fantasy disguised as some kind of profound story about love and aging. The film centres around Austrian émigré and writer Max Kohn as he embarks on a lecture tour of college campuses. The story fluctuates between Max's own life and the life of the characters he creates in the short stories he writes over the course his trip. The film was directed by Jan Schütte and it is based on the short stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer who's best known as the writer of Yentl. Love Comes Lately stars the late Otto Tausig and Elizabeth Peña as well as Rhea Perlman and…
"A rollicking shrug-fest!"
"Inquisitive music drowsily plods!"
"a ham-fisted roller coaster ride of grandfather humor"
"Rhea Perlman has a role and she acts in this, I guess!"
All pull-quotes that should be on this poster.