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Luce is a movie starring Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, and Tim Roth. A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school...

Other Titles
Pannim Rabbot La'Emet, ルース・エドガー, ルース
Running Time
1 hours 49 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Drama
Director
Julius Onah
Writer
Julius Onah, J.C. Lee, J.C. Lee
Actors
Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Octavia Spencer
Country
USA
Year
2019
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.

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Albert

Marnie, or Luce, is the name of the social worker whose family moves into a new apartment building. As a social worker herself, she tries to help her daughter, who is now an adult and struggling to get along with the others. The movie is more or less about these characters and their difficulties. A lot of the movie is a meandering and unconvincing narrative. You don't really care who is doing what to whom and why. You don't really know who's bad or good and how they are supposed to be related. There are many scenes in the movie where a character is frustrated because the other characters are so unsympathetic. The movie just doesn't work for me. I also don't like the method in which the movie is filmed. We have characters in the movie that we don't see very much, and the movie doesn't really use a lot of digital technology. The movie seems more like a documentary. Also, I don't really like how the movie ends. It doesn't really tell us much. I found it confusing.

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Vincent Mendez

The only reason I gave this a 7 out of 10 is because of the unique concept. I like to think of a narrative as an abstract entity, so this film actually manages to be pretty good in that sense. The premise of the film is that an American woman goes to Spain to meet a Spanish man and he falls in love with her. The film is structured so that the main character, Gloria, is a bit of a cipher, or as she puts it, a "Curious Girl". She has no idea what she wants, she is a bit of an introvert, she isn't shy or flirty, but she has some strange qualities that are never really explained. We find out later in the film that she is really a cold hearted girl who is caught between two men, and that is when the film really starts to pick up, and there is a bit of depth to her character that is never fully explained. The entire film is structured as a simple story of a woman being in love with someone. All of the actors in this film are really good, especially Irina Spalko, who is truly amazing in the role of Gloria. She does an amazing job playing this strange woman. For example, one of the first scenes with Gloria in the Spanish accent is incredibly awkward. The film really does pick up and there are a few great scenes that help drive the story forward. The film has a few strange moments that keep you interested, and you do get a few unexpected revelations, and the film also takes some turns that make you go, "What? What?" But that is just what the film is about. The film has a few moments that make you think that maybe this isn't really a good film, but it also has moments that make you say "Wow! This is really interesting!". But the film really is unique, and really is the only film that I have ever seen that deals with romance in a way that is not sappy and full of angst. The performances in the film are all very good. Irina Spalko is a standout as Gloria. She is very good at conveying her character, and her expressions are very real and believable. She has a very strong voice and she does a really good job at playing a character who is kind of difficult to understand. Of course, this is a difficult role to play, and Irina does an excellent job at it. The other performances in the film are really good as well. The film does have a few weak moments. The first is the introduction of the characters, and how they are all introduced. They are all new to us, and you know that there will be some awkward moments between them. Another weak point in the film is the ending, where they kind of lose the twist. It is a little weird because the first two scenes had me thinking that they were going to reveal the twist, but then it gets strange and weird again. I have seen many romantic films where the ending is a complete surprise. But the ending of this film is also a surprise. The movie takes an unexpected turn, and it is one of the best endings I have seen in a romantic film. I have no idea why this film is so popular in Spain, because it is very strange and not very well received in the U.S. There are some great scenes in the film, and it is not really bad at all, but I would say that it is more of a guilty pleasure film than anything else. I think that the only people who would find this film entertaining would be Spanish people. The story and the acting is interesting and it is

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Larry M.

In this dramatic film, we are introduced to a group of older men who are experienced with the death penalty, and what happens to them after. This film is not your typical Hollywood fare. It does not have the typical plot, or any sort of ending. This film does not have a happy ending. This film is not for everyone. Some of the images are disturbing, some are realistic. I think that this film is good. I do not think that it is one of the best films ever made. It is a shame that it does not receive as much recognition as it should. I recommend this film to anyone who wants a good scare. I think that this film is realistic, and does not glorify the death penalty. It is interesting to see the aging actors in this film, as they all look a lot older than they should. I recommend this film to anyone who enjoys a good scare.

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Ethan D.

Being a really big fan of some of the work of Antonioni, I had to watch this film. I liked it quite a bit. The film is essentially about a man (Mikhail, played by Anoushka) who has just lost his wife and child to a heart attack. The following day, he discovers a painting (the one from which he had hoped to inherit the money he needed to settle his debts) and decides to sell it to the buyer. His mistake is that the seller is not able to pay the whole amount demanded, and he is forced to sell the painting on the street to pay his debts. But what follows is a dramatic and painful story that will not end well for both the buyer and the seller. It's a slow, but very interesting film that is not afraid to get dark. The cinematography is amazing, the acting is superb, and the performances are all very convincing. I recommend this film highly. It's well worth seeing.

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Sharon

Luce is the third of three films based on the book of the same name by David Lodge and directed by Jose Luis García, Jr. Luce tells the story of a man named Luce, who is sent to a mental institution to recover his memory of his father's death and to find out the true circumstances that led him to that place. While the film itself has been criticized for its low production values, and some say it was poorly executed, I would agree with those sentiments. Luce is filmed in a way that really forces the viewer to relate to Luce, to show the physical and psychological condition of his condition. The most notable aspect of Luce is its intense brutality. In one scene, Luce is being punched and hit repeatedly by the staff of the mental institution, and is even beaten with a bat. While the director is quick to point out that Luce is in the mental institution for the sole purpose of recreating his father's death, he also clearly shows that Luce was in the institution for a variety of reasons, including his jealousy towards his abusive father. The film is filmed in a manner that makes it hard to separate Luce's mental condition from his physical condition. Luce's mental condition is the result of the traumatic events of his father's death, and the physical condition of his body is the result of the effects of the violent actions he was subjected to at his father's death. Luce is shown with no noticeable symptoms of mental illness, or the treatment of mental illness, yet he seems to suffer from the psychological conditions of the world. At one point, Luce is seen sitting at a dinner table, and a waitress approaches him and asks him for his name, and he explains to her that he has no name. As he turns to leave, he looks at her and says, "My name is Luce." This is a complete disconnect between Luce's psychological condition and his physical condition. This disconnect is reinforced by the fact that Luce's physical condition is what is supposed to be disturbing him, yet he never has any physical symptoms, nor any symptoms that can be blamed on the physical condition. It is only his psychological condition that causes him to behave like the way he does. While the majority of Luce's actions are violent, he never shows any indication of doing any sort of violent act. He does, however, act with an obvious lack of emotion. The director, Jose Luis García, Jr. has also made the transition from being a direct, and focused filmmaker to being a film critic. While he did a great job of filming Luce, I don't think he ever explained in any way what his intention was with the film. I think the only explanation that he gave was that he wanted to present Luce's mental condition in a realistic manner. This is a great way to portray a mental illness, but it is not a great way to convey a film. It is also a great way to film a mental illness, but I don't think it is a great way to communicate what the condition is about. While Luce does a good job, there are other issues with Luce that make the film feel uneven. While Luce is not the kind of man you would expect to experience the horrors of mental illness, Luce also does a bad job of acting. I think the main problem with Luce is that he is not as much of a man who has suffered from mental illness as he is an unhappy man who is troubled by it. In the film, Luce does not show any emotion other than an aversion to the events that have

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Andrew Garrett

Climax I and II from the movies with Sam Claflin and a stunning makeup by Imelda Staunton. Also, this is one of the best movies with Samantha Mathis as the first lady. A very strong one. As always, a serious need for solid characterizations and characterization is in order. Here, it is done very well. Samuel L. Jackson, Jim Carey and William H. Macy as the Sheriff, Mayor, and his cabinet. What a great combination. Again, the impact is a very strong one. Again, a strong performance by the director. One of the greatest scenes is when Claflin walks into the city and talks to Sam Claflin. The way he speaks is so touching and touching. Also, the sad scene when he is caught by Sam Claflin and he tells him he is going to die, the scene is so powerful. There is another scene where he finds out that he has been shot and he begs Sam Claflin to tell him to go back to sleep. The way he replies is so moving. All in all, a strong movie. See it and get what you want from this movie.

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Jason

The movie's so interesting because it was so fast. The story has it all. You have this guy who loves to be in his car in the sun, driving. A lot of fast car driving, back and forth. Lots of fun. Then we have the dark side. The man is a murder, a killer, has to live in a jail cell with a killer in it, only to kill the killer. That is a lot of fun, I think. I love that you see the light side and vice versa, like the sun and the moon. You can feel the sun on the side, the moon on the other. You can see how strong the light side is and how the dark side is, and how strong the dark side is. You see that it's all about the body, and how the people's bodies get destroyed by it. The movie is all about the body. So, the story is great, and the acting is really good. I give it a 8, because it was all fast, and all about the body. If you like fast car driving movies, you'll love this one. I think it's the best movie to come out of the Netherlands, and the Netherlands will get better and better, and so will the movie industry, and movies.

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Angela

If you have a short attention span, I can't say you will like this film. If you have more than two hours to spare, you will be a happy camper. For me, this film is a pleasant surprise, but I could not help being annoyed by the long-winded, repetitive, and annoying voice-overs, that seemed to be used to promote a political cause that I found hard to accept. But maybe that was the point. This film has some amazing scenes. It's a kind of movie you might not see, but if you see it, you'll appreciate it a lot. It's not a bad movie, just not my kind of movie.

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Bobby L.

This is a very simple film. I didn't expect much. Maybe the message is anti-establishment, maybe the themes are negative, maybe the film is too slow, but in any case it's a film that you can just sit and watch. The director, Bruno Gullais, has a very familiar style to him, and he does what he's supposed to do: keep you engaged and looking forward. The story is not particularly complicated, but the tone is quite unusual and unusual for the director, who often has a touch of melodrama in his films. All of the actors are very good, but I don't know that the actors really have a great influence on the film, and I don't think that the actors have the best ideas. The music is quite simple and pretty much appropriate, it just adds to the atmosphere, and it's sometimes a bit distracting. I didn't find the cinematography that impressive, but it's not a bad movie and it's not a bad film. It's just a little bit disappointing, because the story could be more interesting and the film could be better.

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Mark

I enjoyed this film very much. The acting was good and I was impressed with how much effort they had to put into the scenes, I felt the film was well written, I loved the way the director handled certain things and was great in making us care about the characters. It was a little slow but I was able to catch up. I would highly recommend this film to anyone who is interested in some independent cinema.

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Scott M.

Yes, but this is just a black-and-white film. It doesn't show you what they are saying and the title doesn't do it justice. It's not a true story, but if you want to know, just watch the film. The whole movie is about the friendship between two brothers, where each of them is pushed to the limits. There's an emotional catharsis where one of them starts to notice that he is alone. Another brother is just a guy who has nothing to say, like a stray dog. His brother, who is much more selfish, keeps changing the situation and throwing more and more people in his way. But eventually, the last brother decides to fight back. It's the climax, where all of them agree to a great peace, but with a problem that the old man needs to be relieved. As you can see, there is no plot. It's just a story. But, I think it's a good one, so I recommend it to you. It's definitely worth watching.

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Randy Olson

Just watched the movie. Let me tell you. This is one of the most serious, human-centered films ever. It's a great tragedy that this movie has been subjected to a long time, which is a great shame. I've always been a fan of Capote, but here I don't think he could have been more perfect for the part. A man whose way of seeing life is closer to the Woody Allen movie "Have I Got News For You". He tries to understand the full power of his own destiny, trying to find his place in the world. After everything that's happened in his life, this movie is his best attempt to do so. And his performance is excellent. His voice is so deep, his eyes so expressive, you can feel the real pain of the loss he feels. The way the story is told is so true, you can't help but be affected. It's a film you can watch over and over again. It's hard not to be affected, but also to be sad. I really recommend this movie.

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Jason Reed

With some very good actors in it, this is the kind of movie you would love to see. You can't stop to look at the actors, especially Max Von Sydow. You are constantly impressed by his abilities, especially in this film. What I loved about the movie was that it was very much like a documentary, even though there was no dialogue. When a scene came out of the movie and the film was on TV, I would be looking at the television and wondering what the movie was about. You get a great feeling when you hear a phrase that was mentioned, but in the movie it is not said. It is just a phrase that pops out of your head, and you know it was important. You could just imagine it. So, when I watched the movie, I was very much impressed. It was a good feeling, but I still did not know what was the movie about, or what was going on, but I liked it. You would not expect a story like this to be made into a movie, but it is possible.

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Willie

Many movies have this rule: they give you the worst of their film and they are full of it. Luce is one of them. This is a mostly boring film, which is not a surprise considering the fact that the screenplay is mostly written by a different writer and the direction is mediocre at best. The story is very uninteresting and, at times, downright boring. The characters are very uninteresting. There are also some points where you will be wondering how the film ends and why the characters were even placed in the place they were. But the biggest problem is the script. It is full of sub-plots that are not needed and there is not one plot that is interesting. You just want to go home. The director is very good but the screenplay is terrible. The director is a fine artist, but the screenplay is just not good enough for his best. The cinematography is also very bad. The locations look extremely fake. The actors are all good and the actors should not be there. The dialogue is dull. The director needs to find a new writer and the screenplay needs to be rewritten. Luce is not a good movie, it is a mediocre movie and a poor movie.

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Karen

All things considered, this is a very well done film. It has been in the works for a while and its genesis was because of a real life crisis that almost nearly destroyed a woman's life. Having only read the book before seeing the film, I had little knowledge of how the film would play out, so it was rather disappointing in that regard. But, as the film's prequel suggests, the story of the two women is well-connected, so it does provide an interesting narrative. Both women's stories were very well done, although I felt that the story of Claudia could have been fleshed out more. The conflict between Claudia and Maude's father also seemed a bit flimsy. Claudia felt her life was in ruins and the one thing that she could rely on was her relationship with Maude. She was very much a woman without a past, and this gives a hint as to what her death is all about. However, her character still had her strengths and this is the only reason I rated it so highly. As for the two women's stories, I have to admit that I had a hard time believing that Claudia was actually the one who killed Maude. Maude's explanation for Claudia's murder was very unclear and gave away nothing at all about her character. And while Claudia's statement that her mother was a drug addict did provide a clue as to her mother's reason for killing her, it didn't explain the violence in Maude's life. Also, the murders themselves did seem a bit sudden. For example, Maude got stabbed and died in her car, but Claudia managed to kill her mother. There was a lot of blood on the floor, but the movie just felt abrupt, and didn't add up to anything. The story of Maude's relationship with her sister was also poorly done. The two sisters did a lot of things together that seemed random, and it was hard to follow. Also, the actress who played Claudia had some creepy eyes, which I find hard to believe that someone so young and beautiful would have. While the movie was quite good overall, I do feel that some things could have been done better. The performances were good, and the photography was wonderful. The only thing that really got on my nerves was the slow-motion-lots of the murders. This gave me a headache and made the scenes too short, which in turn made the film feel less than "deep". That being said, the film is not terrible and I really enjoyed it. In fact, I would highly recommend this film to anyone, regardless of what you have seen. This is a film that I can't help but be reminded of and it's probably one of my favorites. A well-done film that's definitely worth seeing.

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Andrew

This movie was fantastic! I didn't expect much but it was great! I was actually amazed to see that the movie was only 1 hr. 40 min. long. I think the movie was a little bit too long but overall I was very satisfied! I highly recommend this movie to anyone who wants a little action/violence, a little comedy, a little romance, and a little romance!

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Barbara Armstrong

So, I have been waiting for this movie ever since it was announced. Finally, I saw it and I must say I was not disappointed. It has a good plot. It has good acting. It has a good directing. It has a good script. It has a good story. But, what it lacked was one thing, an interesting story. I think this movie could have been done much better, but it did what it was supposed to do. It shows us what it was like to live in the 90s and the things that people were doing back then. It's not the best movie I have ever seen, but it is entertaining and worth seeing. 7/10

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Lori Sandoval

Forget how they looked or the cheap A/V and sound effects, this is an interesting look at human emotion and the things that surround us when we're in a rush. We have a man in a rush - about to enter into a relationship - who feels trapped. He tries to get out of it, but fails and begins to hallucinate. As the story progresses, we see how this man comes to understand the changes in his body as well as the feelings that he is undergoing. The film really shines in it's visuals and overall emotion. The cinematography is gorgeous, especially the landscape shots, and the mood is one of pure emotion. The acting is good, and the acting of both the actors and the cast of people who were in the film was quite impressive. There are no dumb parts, which is great. And the film is even better than you think it is, but that's just me. As a film, this is excellent. I thought I would be seeing a "teenybopper" film, but I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that it's actually a rather mature film, especially for it's age. There's really nothing to criticize, but you really need to sit down and watch it for yourself and see for yourself. Highly recommended. 7/10

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Emily Hart

When we see a documentary like this, it's almost impossible not to be entertained by it. The best examples of documentaries I have ever seen are ones where there is actually no point to what is going on and that's what makes them great. This is one of those documentaries. There is not much action in the film and at times it doesn't really go anywhere. But I did like the visuals of the film. I'm not a fan of CG but they are mostly used in very clever ways. There are also some really nice shots of the countryside. You may notice the stylized nature of the film but that's intentional and adds to the feel of the film. I thought the characters were great, not the best actors but good enough. There are also a few familiar faces. But I think it's great that this film came out before the special effects had become so popular. The visuals in this film are probably one of the most realistic I have ever seen in a film. I think this is also why it isn't a masterpiece like Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. I don't think there are any masterpieces and this is definitely not one of them.

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Brenda

My wife and I enjoyed this film. It was very entertaining, and there were some fantastic moments. What makes it so good is that it shows the difficulties in people's lives. We were delighted with the end of the film, and I have no doubt that the film will be liked by many. What the film does so well is that it shows a personal story. We think of ourselves as being relatively successful, but in fact we have problems. Our stories are far from average. This film will also be watched by many people who do not like to watch the usual Hollywood fare. We believe that this is the best work of a non-Hollywood director. We believe that the writer of this film is well-suited to bring this kind of story to the screen. The message is clear. The message is one of not going to Hollywood, to experience a world, a new and unique one. The writer shows that life is the toughest test. The message is that people need to be supportive and help each other, not to become a supporting wall for the other person. I believe that this film will win many awards. We are looking forward to seeing it again. It is one of those films that will stay with us for a long time. There are no stars in this film, just people, and the people in this film are not your typical Hollywood celebrities. We enjoyed the characters and the story. It was a funny, interesting and real film, and the cast was wonderful. We enjoyed the film very much.

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Carl Rios

I am fascinated by "Habakkukka" the Finnish film that is often considered the first film by director Markku Peristelmaa. It's the story of a lonely man who tries to get out of his life and experience new things, even though he is sure he can't. I have seen this film a few times, and I have a feeling that it's not very well known in Finland, where most people know the film by the name of "Habakkukka", which means "gullies". This title was used by the director in order to distinguish the film from other Finnish movies. The title is a translation of the French word "habitueux", which refers to a group of things that one can have. That's why it's important to get the whole meaning of this film, in order to enjoy it. If you are a fan of Finnish films, you will enjoy the film because the atmosphere, the characters and the direction are very well developed. This film is not for everyone, and I think that this film is even not for the very young children, because the story is very dark. It's a very slow film and it will be difficult to sit through it in one sitting, because it's a very slow story. There are a lot of questions that are raised and answered in the film, and if you are a fan of Finnish cinema, you will find it interesting. The acting is very good, especially by Elina Jonsson. In this film, I really felt the isolation of the lonely man who had no friends. He had no connection with his mother, and no connection with his brother. I have never seen the film so described by the director, and I think that I will have to see it again because it was so good. You will definitely enjoy this film.

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Phillip W.

It's as if a good picture can be in two stages. In this case it is the first. It is the second stage, the documentary. Here we are witnessing a dramatic process and the path that must be followed in order to live with all that is inside. It is a great movie for understanding the art of filmmaking. If you have an interest in movies, the images in this movie are a good candidate for consideration. It is a profound experience for watching a movie. It is worth watching it a second time.

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Paul Y.

This is not an easy movie to watch. It's a slow moving movie and a slow moving movie doesn't get boring, but I still found it too slow for my taste. I was very disappointed in the ending, where in I thought maybe it could have been better. I liked the character who played in it and loved the plot of the movie. There is a good story, and I liked the cinematography, but I just didn't like the ending.