Of course Only Lovers Left Alive is a romance: it’s right there in the title. I just wish there were more love stories like this in mainstream cinema. I love romance, but most “romantic” movies either weigh me down with dismally stereotyped gender roles, or are way too serious and depressing. Both problems caused by the genre being seen as girly and frivolous, unless it’s couched in hours of agony, betrayal, and deceit. OLLA is a story about two people who find each other endlessly charming and appealing, which is a bizarrely rare occurrence in romantic movies. Most of the time, love stories are told from the beginning, or during a time of upheaval and strife. But with Adam and Eve, we’re just getting a glimpse into the middle of an incredibly longstanding and complex relationship that could potentially last forever. — Only Lovers Left Alive: The one movie you MUST see next year.
I am ALL THE FUCK OVER THIS MOVIE. Put it in my eyeballs now.