“Only Lovers Left Alive” starring Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton and Mia Wasikowska opens on April 11, 2014 in U.S. theatres. Sony Pictures released the trailer of the Jim Jarmusch-directed upcoming film on March 7, 2014.
Fantasies of movie fanatics have been answered as “Loki” (Hiddleston), “Alice in Wonderland” Wasikowska and “Constantine’s” Archangel Gabriel (Swinton) are joined by “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” star Jon Hurt as Marlowe, “Star Trek” reboot cast member Anton Yelchin, Jeffrey Wright from “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” as Dr. Watson, Slimane Dazi as Bilal and Yasmine Hamdan as Yasmine in this drama, romance and horror film.
Here is a short synopsis of “Only Lovers Left Alive” posted on Fandango:
“Noted indie director Jim Jarmusch directs the vampire story Only Lovers Left Alive. Tom Hiddleston stars as Adam, a bloodsucker who makes a living as a reclusive musician. He reunites with the love of his life, Eve (Tilda Swinton) a fellow vampire who leaves her home overseas to be with him in the downtrodden Motor City. They eventually get a visit from Eve’s irresponsible sister (Mia Wasikowska) who irritates Adam and eventually causes trouble with the one human – the vampires refer to the living as zombies — with whom the depressed music hero gets along. Only Lovers Left Alive screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival,” wrote Perry Seibert, Rovi.
Deadline reported that the “Only Lovers Left Alive” has been added to the Competition section of the 66th Cannes Film Festival last April 2013. Then, it got the full-blown treatment and was screened in various film festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2013, Reykjavík International Film Festival in September/October 2013 and lastly, at the American Film Festival also in October 2013.
“Only Lovers Left Alive” garnered positive reviews from the critics. Rotten Tomatoes gave the film an 84% rating and ranked it as certified fresh based on 44 reviewers, having 37 fresh reviews over only 7 rotten ones from the bunch. Rotten Tomatoes also recorded a 92% rating from 4,104 users that they wanted to see the film. According to Metacritic.com, the film got a 73/100 Metascore rating, based on 11 reviews.
Time Out’s Dave Calhoun also reviewed “Only Lovers Left Alive.”
“There’s something magical and magnetic about this world of mature, know-it-all, ultra-cool vampires that Jarmusch creates and somehow it never seems at all silly,” wrote Calhoun in the Time Out review.
“Almost nothing happens in this minor-key drift through a desolate, imperiled modern world, and yet it is the perennial downtown filmmaker’s best work in many years, probably since 1995’s Dead Man,” reviewed Todd McCarthy from Hollywood Reporter.
“Less a drama than a miniature double portrait, Jarmusch’s film creates two people whose joy, not pain, is to be together forever. C’est l’amour,” said Richard Corliss of Time.com.
Variety’s Leslie Felperin compared it to Jarmursch’s previous work yet she still gave it a favorable review.
“A smidge more commercial than Jarmusch’s meandering previous effort, “The Limits of Control.” But it still feels like an in-joke intended only for select acolytes, who will probably love it with an undying passion,” wrote Felperin in the Variety report.
Jordan Hoffman of Film.com dubbed the film as ” the next great midnight classic” and Time Out New York’s Keith Uhlich said that “Only Lovers Left Alive” elated his senses, sending him ” on a glad-to-be-alive high.”
“Only Lovers Left Alive” starring Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton and Mia Wasikowska opens on April 11, 2014 in U.S. theatres.