Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love

Movie review by Tracey Petherick, Common Sense Media
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Poignant, drug-heavy music doc celebrates the power of love.

R 2019 102 minutes

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Idyllic Greek Island but not much meaning/depth in the story

I did not like this particular movie about the Jewish believer in God Leonard Cohen. I think that the Greek island of Hydra is most likely an idyllic and pleasant place to live and Marianne seemed a nice enough person. However, their lives there seemed to be mostly aimless and not very interesting. I prefer Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen A Journey A Song which actually inspired me. I found it interesting to find out about singer Leonard Cohen's spiritual journey and struggles with his life as a Jewish and Buddhist believer and ended up being inspired by the story. However , just a detail that some may or may not find relevant - I actually liked his songs Who by Fire, Suzanne, Anthem , and You Want it Darker much better than Hallelujah. They just seemed to me to have more depth.

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