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Review: Love, etc.

Jill Andresevic documents a collection of real relationships
By GERALD PEARY  |  July 26, 2011
2.0 2.0 Stars



Jill Andresevic's simply photographed documentary springs from an equally simple premise: shoot a varied bunch of New Yorkers, young to aging, who are thinking hard about love or are involved in relationships, and see what happens to them over a few months. Does love work for most people? It depends on your perspective. It's possible to look at some of the couples who are shown — two attractive high school seniors, an Indian pair on the eve of their marriage, a Jewish construction worker who becomes involved with a feisty Hispanic woman — and decide that males and females are, by nature, incompatible. On the other hand, there's an aging husband and wife — a Tin Pan Alley team writing corny, old-fashioned songs — who love each other dearly after 49 years of marriage. So maybe the scales tip toward relationships. At one point, the construction worker looks into the camera and declares, "All of you out there with a partner, be thankful."

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