A review of the 2013 film “Adore”

I guess that many people would call this a woman’s movie. It is based on a short short by a woman (the novella “The Grandmothers” by Doris Lessing); it is directed by a woman (Anne Fontaine from Luxembourg); and the leading roles are taken by two women (Robin Wright and Naomi Watts as Australian best friends Roz and Lil respectively).

It tells the story of how Roz and Lil each falls in love with the surfer son of the other and how these complicated relationships work out. If you can forgive the unlikely plotting and some wonky dialogue, it is a visually enjoyable film because the four leads are so beautiful and the location shooting (Seal Rocks in New South Wales) is one long advertisement for holidaying in Australia


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