The Face of Love Synopsis
Five years after losing the love her life, Nikki falls in love again with a man who looks exactly like her deceased husband.
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Ms. Bening does a touching, masterful job of conveying real emotional pain.
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Village Voice

By Sherilyn Connelly
Bening and Harris have excellent chemistry.
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By Justin Chang
This tale of a still-grieving widow (Bening) hypnotized by a dead ringer for her late husband verges on ludicrous, but ultimately succeeds...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
It’s the wonderful performances by Bening and Harris that make this flawed, somewhat maudlin film worth seeing.
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Thoughtfully directed and co-written by Arie Posin, the film is not a ghost story, nor is it played for campy laughs, but its melodramatic...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Mary Houlihan
The stars hold the film together.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The result isn’t a great movie, but it is an excellent guilty pleasure.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Annette Bening captivates as the self-delusionist, with Ed Harris ruggedly irresistible as the object of her fantasy.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's a maudlin, superficial exercise in obsession masquerading as a heartfelt romance and study of grief, and character development is...
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Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
Arie Posin regrettably sticks to the tastefully designed, artless tear-jerker. The lost opportunity is that he's got the masterful Bening...
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Bravo Annette and Ed Harris! Great performances!

By Calylily
What great performances - so soon after the Academy Awards?! This virtually never happens as it seems the lousy stuff always gets thrown at us earlier in the year! A great character study of a...

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By wolflingdaddy
Acting was wonderful. A little predictable with obvious foreshadowing. Original premise and a few nice twists....

That Fabulouse Face of Love

By kidwicked16
Annette Bening is absolutely amazing and Ed Harris still has that rugged distinguished air about him. (The Face of Love) is the story of a grieving widow who still very much in love with her late...

I loved this romantic film about women of a certain age

By Cianne
Annette Benning and Ed Harris do some of their most beautiful work in this strange but lovely film....


By jeffny2003
Worthwhile picture for the strong acting performance of Annette Benning. The storyline is a bit hokey and requires some suspension of belief to maintain your interest. Excellent chemistry with Ed...

Those grieving will "get" it

By mocacarter
This movie won't appeal to you if you haven't lost someone close. It needed a little more in my opinion but it was enjoyable. I would have liked to see Tom with a mousy ache or some kind of facial...


By mrworldwide
its mr worlwide, ya.ty sabes. dale. ok this MOVIE. GON MAKE U CRY YO DON'T WATCH AHAHHAHAHAHAA...

By ty.mann88
Nice story about love lost then fou d again. story line could've been a bit better. but overall good...

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Rated NR | For Brief Drug References