Like Someone in Love Synopsis
When Akiko (Rin Takanashi), a lovely Tokyo student who moonlights as a call girl, is dispatched to a new client in the suburbs, she is surprised to find the shy and elderly Takashi (81-year-old stage actor Tadashi Okuno), a committed academic...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The greatest fascination is watching these three people when they're planted firmly inside the frame, talking at cross-purposes while...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
With an attention to the telling detail that one finds in a great short story, Kiarostami guides Takanashi and Okuno - and then Kase -...
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88

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
If Like Someone in Love frustrates, it also has ineffable grace in the framing of Kiarostami’s long, languid shots, the changes he captures...
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
It's also gorgeously acted by all, and while this may not be one of Kiarostami's finest, the craftsmanship nonetheless is so high, it makes...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

The film's craziest, most easily mocked character emerges as the one most fully alive. Old Kiarostami, master of paradoxes, is set in his...
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The new film is slender, and it plays obliquely with the style of the 20th-century Japanese master Yasujiro Ozu: simple shots of simple...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie is playful and makes no easy moral judgments.
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60

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The film constantly toys with the expectations of both its characters and the audience, transforming a classic three-way tale of mistaken...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Newcomers may be disappointed by such a slender effort, but fans of revered Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami will find plenty to...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Like Someone in Love is best suited to viewers already familiar with this extraordinary filmmaker's better work.
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By jmaloney699
Sorry may be a philistine but it was like watching your toenails grow for a week...

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By makeminechocolate
slow moving but visually extraordinary. well worth seeing....

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