Love and Death on Long Island

Starring: John Hurt & Jason Priestley Director: Richard Kwietniowski  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
Rating 3.8
37 ratings
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1997
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 3.0 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
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Entertainment Reviews:

Sight and Sound - 07/01/1998
"...An accomplished soufflé of a film, witty and diverting - a thoroughly civilised pleasure..."
Rolling Stone - 03/19/1998
"...Uniquely funny and touching....This extraordinary film walks a tightrope between humor and heartbreak..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/22/1999
"...An exquisitely comic fish-out-of-water sojourn....[Hurt's is one of 1998's] unsung great performances..." -- Rating: A-
Entertainment Weekly - 05/30/1997
"...John Hurt does exquisite work....A canny, endearing Jason Priestley costars..."
Box Office - 02/01/1998
"...It's a tribute to Hurt's immense acting talent that he can make Giles both sympathetic and ridiculous. Priestly is also enjoyable..."
Los Angeles Times - 04/06/1998
"...LOVE AND DEATH ON LONG ISLAND is sharp, sophisticated and completely delicious, a purposeful comedy that focuses on the power of screen images to uproot lives..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 03/13/1998
"...[The film] steps carefully in the American scenes, and finds a way to end without cheap melodrama or easy emotion..."
Premiere - 04/01/2006
"LOVE AND DEATH doesn't take the easy way out, and it lingers in the memory."

Product Description:

British novelist Giles De'Ath, a stuffy man who is completely oblivious to modern life and technologies, gets locked out of his house and settles for a visit to the cinema. Instead of the E.M. Forster adaptation that he intended to view, he is shocked to discover that he accidentally purchased a ticket to "Hotpants College 2." But before he can flee the theatre, he becomes mesmerized by the appearance of teen idol Ronny Bostock. Unable to shake or quench his thirst for the actor, he eventually travels to Long Island with the intentions of meeting him face to face. What begins as an awkward, distant relationship slowly becomes a mutual friendship that eventually concludes when the truth comes out. A funny and touching film based on the novel by Gilbert Adair.

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Based On A Novel | Teen Idols | Theatrical Release | Writers

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