It Felt Like Love Synopsis
Lila (Gina Piersanti) becomes fixated on having a sexual encounter with Sammy (Ronen Rubinstein).
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Village Voice

By Chuck Wilson
It Felt Like Love is brilliantly, brutally tactile.
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100

Los Angeles Times

By Inkoo Kang
Hittman's debut isn't just a brilliantly tactile study of the mounting sexual curiosity and frustration of 14-year-old Lila (Gina...
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91

The Playlist

By Katie Walsh
It Felt Like Love, marks the arrival of a new crop of talent to watch, behind the camera and in front.
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90

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
A mood poem to summer loving and sexual awakening, It Felt Like Love powerfully evokes a time when flesh is paramount, and peer behavior is...
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88

Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
Eliza Hittman's film captures the exclusive properties of sex with a degree of intimacy and empathy that, at times, feels authentically...
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80

NPR

By Ella Taylor
Resolutely descriptive, It Felt Like Love doesn't exactly have a plot, which feels absolutely right for a film whose elliptical yet...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Sadly believable and benefiting from an unshowy performance by first-timer Gina Piersanti, it will have many viewers eager to see what...
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70

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
What's exciting about the film is the confidence Hittman brings to it, particularly with her visual choices. The dancing in particular is...
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70

Variety

The writer-director’s stress on the small, degrading details that attend yearning as well as her protagonist’s desperation and...
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67

The A.V. Club

By A.A. Dowd
By the end, audiences may end up craving a more charitable, less dour study of teenage mating habits — one, like the less “realistic”...
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Rated NR