Love Is Not Enough

1 h 37 min201916+
The love and lives of recent college graduates and the pitfalls they must overcome dating and in corporate America.
Shawn Woodard
Kim ColesJackie LongClaudia Jordan
English [CC]
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Lavell CrawfordJessica Care MooreChazmar HallKatie FullertonR.J. BestSonia R. MillerDaris Bass
Shawn WoodardMaana DentCharisse WalkerEricka LongUlyssa Hancock
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on June 11, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Detroit's Finest Indie Rom-Com
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An endearing look into dating and the pressures of finding love while also pursuing career and financial stability. Working on the "for love or money" theme this film stands out as an honest representation of the pitfalls of modern dating for those in the upwardly mobile African-American community in Detroit MI. The struggles are told in a funny and relatable way, nothing is stereotyped and the acting comes across as genuine and oh so believable.

What really sold this film was the cast of characters around the lead actors who deliver a steady barrage of humor and life lessons, some advice better than others as the lead characters must navigate a barrage of advice ranging from good to terrible, but in the end love conquers all, at least love built on the premise of having your stuff together first, balancing your priorities and not smashing everything to bits in the process.
7 people found this helpful
The All-Seeing IReviewed in the United States on June 12, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Humor and the Quest for Purpose
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Shawn Woodard's Love Is Not Enough is the latest of what seems like a relentless stream of high-level filmmaking coming out of what's now a fully resurgent and ever-expanding Detroit arts community.

The film explores an often parallel-running theme of the human condition found among young, professional America: seeking out one's career fit while attending to life's more holistic need for meaningful relationships outside of the grind. The fact it's a commonly-leveraged storytelling theme makes it all the more difficult to do it right and in a way that distinguishes itself, and so it's a joy to report that the cast and crew here rise to deliver on the promise of the great writing.

Funny and poignant in equal measure, "Love Is Not Enough" is seemingly the kind of RomCom major studios frustratingly tend to flail with. Enter Woodard, whom without having to answer to the obstructions of major studio suits has delivered a highly accessible film that still manages to be intrinsically unique. Stellar execution on all points by all.
6 people found this helpful
Kel StanfordReviewed in the United States on July 19, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Is love worth the effort? You decide.
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The unpredictable shifts and changes within evolving relationships are given plenty of screen time in LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH. The film, shot in Detroit, my old stomping ground, is PG-rated romantic-themed drama that is definitely aimed at female audiences.

This has a casual, easy pace, features no cussing, next to no nudity or sex, and has solid production values. Couples may find the sexual politics an interesting case for discussion, although potential lady viewers will be happy to know that all ends with a pro-relationship viewpoint where the woman is mostly right.

Personally, the film not only convinced me that love is not enough, but it also convinced me that the compromises the male characters made in this movie (for the women) would, ultimately just make them resentful –– a lot of questionable "simping"/White Knighting going on here.

There is definitely an audience for these more PC-sensitive dramas, and this should meet your criteria if you err towards such subject matter.
4 people found this helpful
JGReviewsReviewed in the United States on June 15, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Indie Rom-Com
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Love Is Not Enough is a great indie rom-com directed by Shawn Woodard. The film explores the lives of recent college graduates who are trying to find and balance love and their careers in Detroit, Michigan. Woodard's talent guides the well-crafted film that is relatable, funny, and maintains your interest. I'd highly recommend checking out this indie gem! Give Love Is Not Enough a watch! 5 stars!
6 people found this helpful
LLovesMoviesReviewed in the United States on June 14, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fun romantic comedy !
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I love a good romantic comedy! This film highlights the push pull of dating and choices, work and love. More often its the women making those decisions today. The actors director and music did a great job keeping me engaged in the film throughout. Loved the ending too but wont spoil it for those that haven't watched it yet. Looking forward to the next film this production company makes.
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Teddy AdamsReviewed in the United States on June 22, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
a sharp romantic comedy with a lot of heart
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Director/Producer/Screenwriter Shawn Woodard and his entire cast and crew have delivered a funny and insightful film that will keep you engaged throughout. It tackles the modern challenges of connecting with someone romantically and truly nurturing a relationship while pursuing your career in a very honest and unique way. The story is told with great specificity, which is what makes it so universal and relatable. Authentic and charming performances help keep the film nicely grounded reality, which is a quality that makes its hopeful nature truly meaningful and poignant. Check it out!
4 people found this helpful
Geoff CharlesReviewed in the United States on September 7, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Decent Movie
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I like the movie and enjoyed most of the characters; however, some characters were too shallow and silly. The movie teetered between slapstick comedy and serious dialog. It seemed as if the writers struggled with whether they wanted a serious movie or wanted to make the audience laugh. I docked the movie one star because the silliness detracted from the serious message of the film. The adults were sometimes juvenile and engaged in frivolous conversations that added little value to the overall project. Some may feel insulted by the superficiality and stereotypical storylines of the minor characters. The film lingered on unnecessary secondary plots. It is a love story of two people who recently lost long-term relationships, but see one another in a different light after being friends for years. I recommend this movie for adults, not children.
Ben NissenReviewed in the United States on August 11, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Is it Enough?
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Love is Not Enough is a playful romantic dramedy that highlights the complexities of love versus sex versus status. It has heart, honesty, and it had me laughing throughout. The characters are all sympathetic in their sincere quest to understand the rollercoaster surrounding what draws us to one another. Beyond that, the film had some solid commentary about what we do for show and what we do for ourselves. Whether it be showing off for friends or publicly displaying our intentions/thoughts on social media, there is always a balance between being true to ourselves and trying to fit into our culture. I thought that commentary was greatly represented here. Terrific film!
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