Dead Love

A young man falls in love with a mysterious funeral director.

 

United States
2018
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
4
Tough love ...
3.04
4
6
5.04
2
1
2
Photography
Pace
Dialogue
Dead Love is an elegant film with sumptuous and immersive cinematography. The tongue-in-cheek humor and awkward dialogue present in the first act dissipate and turn into something more serious at some point. The romance is so intoxicating you almost regret you’re watching a thriller. You know something sinister is about to happen and there’s nothing you can do about it.
The script introduces characters we want to get to know; Fiona, especially, played by Nicole Elizabeth Olson, who looks dazzling when she’s in love and equally withdrawn when she feels harassed by Bob Buckley’s character, a ticking time bomb. Her love interest is played by Grayson Low, who’s charming but grieving. Fiona’s sister, Caterina, played by Kate Linder, drinks her way through this movie.
The budget is small, but at no time does the limited amount of characters and shooting locations hinder the script. At no point does the scope of the plot become a problem. With Dead Love, what you see is what you get, and what you get is a dialogue-oriented thriller until you reach a mind-fucking third act that will make you reconsider what you’ve been through.
Alternate Titles: 
A Song for the Living
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