Movie Review: Better Than Love 2019
Better Than Love is a heart-wrenching drama that tells the story of two young lovers struggling to overcome addiction and find their way back to each other. The film perfectly captures the dark and gritty reality of drug addiction, leaving an indelible mark on viewers with its raw and honest portrayal.
The plot revolves around a young couple named Dean (Andrew Lawrence) and Audrey (Alexa Mansour) who are hopelessly in love. However, their relationship is put to the test when they both become addicted to heroin. The film skillfully navigates the complexities of addiction, showing how it can tear apart relationships and leave individuals feeling hopeless.
What really stands out about Better Than Love is the incredible acting performances. Both Andrew Lawrence and Alexa Mansour deliver powerful performances that will leave you emotionally invested in their journey. In particular, Lawrence’s portrayal of Dean’s struggles with addiction is hauntingly realistic, drawing viewers deeper into his world.
Director Ted Carney masterfully brings this story to life with stunning cinematography that perfectly captures both the beauty and desolation of Los Angeles. The score seamlessly ties everything together, further accentuating the emotions felt by viewers throughout the film.
While there are some minor issues with pacing towards the end of Better Than Love, it remains an engaging movie overall. It highlights how drug abuse can destroy lives but also provides a sense of hope for those willing to fight for themselves.
Overall, Better Than Love is a poignant exploration of love in turmoil marked by exceptional acting performances from its leads Andrew Lawrence and Alexa Mansour alongside Ted Carney’s astute direction highlighting life lessons about overcoming addiction that people so often avoid or overlook which I believe makes it one worth watching by everyone.
Release : 2019-07-12
Genre : Drama, Romance
Runtime : 85
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Cast : Andrew Lawrence as Jon, Alexandra Rodriguez as AJ, Matthew Lawrence as Davies, DeRon Brigdon as Grady, Lily Berlina as Kelsie
Better Than Love OFFICIAL TRAILER (2019) official trailer