For Lovers Only

7.01 h 27 min2011X-Ray13+
A journalist runs into a lover from her past and together they travel across France.
Michael Polish
Stana KaticMark Polish
English [CC]
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Sean King O'GradyMark PolishMichael PolishDeborah MunzerChristina YeagerMark Yeager
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4.1 out of 5 stars

206 global ratings

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MichelleReviewed in the United States on May 10, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Truly Artistic Film
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The poetic dialogue reached a little too high at times for me, but overall this is one spectacular film for what it is. I was very pleasantly surprised. Visually and artistically it is truly beautiful. The choice of black and white cinematography really does the story a service. I mean, it's a runaway love story set in France, with many an homage paid to the glamour of old Hollywood - "Roman Holiday" came to mind more than once as I was watching. Stana Katic and Mark Polish have believable chemistry and they're both very good (although it's not just my fan bias talking here when I say hers is the standout performance). The score was also excellent - really some beautiful choices of songs. The ending was a little ambiguous, which I thought worked. And if nothing else, Stana is an absolute knockout with her stunning beauty and sensuality; some gorgeous shot of her will steal your breath away at least once. It's worth the price of the rental to enjoy a one-time viewing, but I'll be buying the movie for my collection.
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SisselaReviewed in the United States on March 29, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
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I love this movie. It never gets old for me. The cinematography, if you want to call it that, as it was shot with a small camera, beautifully in B&W, is perfect in that it catches the intimacy of the couple. Also it shows Paris and the country side in ways one would see it only if you were there. I love the storyline as well. Only issue I have without giving too much away; I'd like to know why this couple did not pursue/explore their relationship in the first place. It's lite, beautifully shot, great chemistry between the two main characters and the music is great too!
ECReviewed in the United States on September 6, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Hard to explain, but I highly recommend
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I watched this after searching Amazon Instant Video for Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion shows/movies. (Yes, fan of "Castle".) I love France, so this caught my eye. I also appreciate the cinematography and use of stark black and white. The plot is intriguing, the acting is true (almost making you uncomfortable like you're listening in on private moments). The plot is sort of a "what might have been" or "could it still be" romance. I've watched it a few times now, over the span of a few years. Sometimes you're in the mood for a particular type of story, you know.
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mswoonReviewed in the United States on January 11, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Most boring black and white movie glorifying adultery
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My spouse went to sleep barely 20 mins into the movie. The director tries so hard to glorify or justify the supposedly romantic and tender moments but it fails big time. I have no idea why people even gave 4 stars. This is a terrible movie.
Patti LaBellaReviewed in the United States on May 17, 2015
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Five Stars
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I loved loved loved it, will be buying another copy, actually bought two more copies. Stana Katic is Brilliant, beyond Description. Stana is Extraordinary, she not only plays the characters she becomes them. She is in a league of her own. It would take other actors 30yrs. To even come close to her caliber of acting. She is not only Georgeous, she is a Master of expressions, Genius in everything she does. Whatever part she undertakes she is committed, every word every line she delivers is thoughtful and measured, each word pronounced precisely. Stana is talent combined with integrity, this is what sets her apart from the rest and she is a brain with extraordinary power. I will. Follow, Support and Love Stana Always!!!!
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Jaye SandersReviewed in the United States on May 11, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Loving with total abandon
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This movie offers a wonderful look at love from all angles: the passion, the sweetness, the total surrender to each other, the pathos of knowing it must end even before it begins. When former lovers, Sofia and Yves, bump into each other in Paris, both still are suffering from the heartbreak of having parted years before. Their love is rekindled, and for a few days and nights, they love with total abandon. But in the end, Sofia says, "Love doesn't conquer. It's not some kind of weapon you wield." Having loved so completely and unselfishly, both are forever changed.
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C.WallaceReviewed in the United States on July 13, 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
They're Married, But Not To Each Other
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The French Department of Tourism should buy millions of copies of this film and proceed to give them away to people who click on something like "I am thinking of visiting France." This film strikingly portrays France as the beautiful, romantic place that many yearn to explore, not the cold land of the rude that many want to avoid.

The only significant characters are Yves (Mark Polish) and Sofia (Stana Katic), thirty-somethings who had been lovers in Paris several years before the film begins. But they ended the affair and went their separate ways. Both married. Apparently, they reside permanently in the U.S. He has a daughter. It seems that the fire in their marriages is no longer roaring.

At the film's beginning they meet by chance again in Paris. They soon begin a heated affair which revolves around a whirlwind tour of much of France. It's all presented in a series of stunning landscapes, seascapes, and cityscapes. There is a sheen about the cinematography that suggests the passion of love; everything seems right and profound to lovers. And the romantic fervor is not diminished by a lack of funds; there's enough cash to do things like rent a motorcycle, dine in fine restaurants, and stay in beautiful hotels.

It's all filmed in black and white. Some say that black and white is more dramatic and profound, more "real" than color. Whatever. But it does work here.

I don't want to reveal more about the plot; almost everything above is developed early in the film. Actually, the title of the film says it all.
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DNelsReviewed in the United States on May 4, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Taken Back
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When I heard about this movie, I had to see it.I was totally gobsmacked. It captured my heart from the time Sofia sat in the taxi cab.It had me relive my own encounter in Paris.Same 8 yrs.I loved the freedom the actors allowed themselves to take in filming. A meeting that Yves,Sofia never thought would happen. Meeting on the steps made it hard to breath, my heart skipped beats.On the steps Yves,Sofia knew in that moment this was something that was not finished.Traveling around the country showing us their love for each other,their free spirits ,emotions, tender moments, had us rooting to take what the universe had given them. Have watched this many times amazed every time. Just love the spontaneous freedom. Made it real. The raw filming makes it..Thanks
Je T' Aime is in the air..
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