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Have you ever felt alone?...What if you truly were?
After losing contact with Earth, Astronaut Lee Miller becomes stranded in orbit alone aboard the International Space Station. As time passes and life support systems dwindle, Lee battles to maintain his sanity - and simply stay alive. His world is a claustrophobic and lonely existence, until he makes a strange discovery aboard the ship.
Love is an ambitious and ambiguous slice of lo-fi sci-fi. Referencing everything from 2001 to Carl Sagan it is a film interested in BIG ideas but not necessarily equipped with the skills to explore and express them fully. It is a film that attempts to capture our insignificance within the universe but the extraordinary importance of the connections we make with those around us.
Astronaut Lee Miller, after losing all contact with Earth, is left to orbit our planet aboard the ISS. With no contact, Miller struggles to remain sane until he discovers a civil war diary aboard the ship. Is the diary imagined or real? Does it matter either way? Not particularly as the film’s ambiguity and non-linear structure…
Love is about an astronaut, Lee Miller, who is relegated to a completely solitary existence aboard the International Space Station. After he's abandoned and completely cut off from the world and humanity, he quite understandably loses his grip on reality and is crippled by loneliness. When he finds an old civil war journal hidden in the station, things get… interesting. That's all I'll say to avoid spoilers.
I have a love-hate relationship with microbudget films. In the case of Love, I actually kinda dug the creative, lo-fi visuals. A lot of thought went into set and costume design, as well as creating a visual difference between the scenes that take place in the present and the past. Where the film…
“Why do we struggle to breathe a more righteous breath, when we all end up in the same place?”
Ah. Love. Oh how I was built up, and then slowly broken down. Not in emotion, but rather in disappointment. Love seemed to be primarily about a director trying to find his style, and doing so by presenting us with a medley of director homages.
Love opens up to a beautifully shot and narrated Civil War era theme, which I can only draw comparisons from something Malick would have produced. Key elements about death, living and how you get from one to another were contemplated and discussed in a way I felt moving. I was hooked. This was definitely the best…
Remember 2001? Remember that guy from Blink-182? Remember the cinematographer for Knowing? Well, what if I told you these three disparate entities combined into ONE 80 MINUTE MOVIE?!
They have, and this is it. Like the music and band by which it is commissioned, it's pretentious far beyond it's reach, sickeningly syrupy, and trying really hard to be something that came before (in the Music's case, it's U2, and here it's 2001).
But Love can't help but win me over with it's earnestness. By the point where when they just give up pretending and straight up do the last 10 minutes of 2001, I'm fully onboard with it's sheer lack of cynicism, and I'm just happy it exists.
Wholly fuck! Was I just totally enthralled for eighty minutes by a film in which virtually nothing happens!?!?
Wholly fuck! That wanker from that terrible band is the reason this film got made at all?!?!?
Wholly fuck! They made this with HOW little money?!?!?
Did nothing just happen...
... Or did EVERYTHING just happen?
One of the movies which is really interesting to see but no matter how much you’ve paid attention you always have the feeling you missed something important.
It offers some great visuals and an interesting experience.
Imagine a film with steadfast intent on the "improvement" of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Then add in plenty of slo-mo action shots, a plot that is more trouble than its worth, and an indie-electronic score, and you'll have a good idea of what Love is like.
With as heavy-handed a title as that, I was surprised at how little I felt. It's not hard to see where some great intentions were utilized, but it's also not hard to see where the intentions failed to amount to something original or moving. I say "some" intentions, because some others were a downright mistake. This genre of space-mystery-turned-life-affirmation need not be improved. It's already seen the greatest cinematic achievement of all time. Moon…
I hated this movie. It didn't make any sense to me. I don't recommend anyone to watch it. It had absolutely no story plot, no action.. I felt like I was in high-school in my most boring class times 10.
Love, you get NO stars from me.
Good attempt by Freshman director William Eubank.
After an astronaut gets stranded on the ISS. He starts going crazy and finds a way to travel through time.
There is a claustrophobia to the movie that is very present but not many other redeeming value.
Very short film that can easily be watched one afternoon.
Reminded me a lot of a mash of Moon, 2001, and Upstream Color and I generally enjoyed it. My full attention was not on this film unfortunately, but it definitely gets put on my rare rewatch list. Beautifully shot, awesome score by Angels and Airwaves.
Shows its influences a bit too obviously (Moon, 2001, Soderbergh's Solaris) but is still an inventive and intriguing film. Shame the budget didn't stretch to simulating zero gravity.........and it is a better film than Gravity.
WTF was this all about?
Love - An oblique low budget Sci-Fi movie that defies explanation; it sits in the same cinema landscape as 'Pi', 'Cube' and 'Primer'. (A-)
Perfectly watchable but lacks any depth of character and heart. A little pretentious at times. Very difficult to now not compare it to the incomparable Gravity.
Interesting. This film features some spectacular images (especially the American Civil War battle footage early on), but in the end doesn't feel quite as deep as it is attempting to be. But then this is a film that admirably is trying to reach 2001: A Space Odyssey levels of profundity! So to say that it almost but doesn't quite reach those levels is still to suggest that it achieves quite a lot!
It's a bit Moon, a tiny bit Dark Star, a little Wings of Honneamise, a little Sunshine and The Fountain, and a heck of a lot of 2001 in its final imagery. But I love all those films, and the similar imagery here is used in the service of an interestingly different story about what happens when the rest of humanity have been wiped out in a conflict on Earth while you are stuck on the International Space Station on your own.
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