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It Felt Like Love (2013)

Unrated | | Drama | 21 March 2014 (USA)
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Lila wants to emulate the sexual exploits of her more experienced best friend. She fixates on a tough older guy who will "sleep with anyone" and tries to insert herself into his world, putting herself in a dangerously vulnerable situation.

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Eliza Hittman

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Eliza Hittman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gina Piersanti ... Lila
Jesse Cordasco Jesse Cordasco ... Patrick
Giovanna Salimeni Giovanna Salimeni ... Chiara
Nugget Nugget ... Coffee
Kevin Anthony Ryan ... Lila's Father
Case Prime Case Prime ... Nate
Ronen Rubinstein ... Sammy
Sophia Jurewicz Sophia Jurewicz ... Nate's Girl
Nick Rosen Nick Rosen ... Devon (as Nicolas Rosen)
Anna David Anna David ... Dance School Attendant
Olivia David-Thomas Olivia David-Thomas ... Dancer (as Olivia David)
Ashley Huertas Ashley Huertas ... Dancer
Richie Folio Richie Folio ... Justin
Andrew McCord Andrew McCord ... Zach
Anthony J. Salimeni Anthony J. Salimeni ... Chiara's Dad
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Fourteen year old Lila envies the ease with which her best friend Chiara, on the cusp of her sixteenth birthday, deals with boys. Chiara has been sexually active, although she has only gone to third base with her current boyfriend, Patrick. With no experience whatsoever on the sexual front, Lila has no adult guidance with her mother having passed, and she and her father often being at odds with each other. Lila's primary exposure to sex or sexual foreplay is being the third wheel in Chiara and Patrick's outings. In her naivety, Lila believes that what she sees between Chiara and Patrick has the potential to last forever. Regardless of her total inexperience, Lila likes to portray herself as having at least gone to third base, she doing so by mimicking what she hears from Chiara and other sexually active teens. In her own mind, Lila wants to lose her virginity, despite, if she was honest with herself, being more closely emotionally mature to her twelve year old neighbor, Nate, than ... Written by Huggo

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Drama

Certificate:

Unrated

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Parece Amor See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,211, 23 March 2014

Gross USA:

$33,817

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,817
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1.85 : 1
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Director Eliza Hittman was Gina Piersanti's body double for the sexually explicit scenes. See more »

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Strong, Confident Debut From Brooklyn Filmmaker
11 August 2013 | by akeleman-1See all my reviews

From the controlled, nuanced storytelling to the inventive camera work, Eliza Hittman's 'It Felt Like Love' is a quiet stunner, and a thoroughly confident first feature. It doesn't hurt that Hittman found an incredibly gifted and fearless performer in the young lead, Gina Piersanti.

The story unravels with a deep maturity and rawness, as we follow Lila (Piersanti) through the murky waters of sexuality and adolescence during a hot Brooklyn summer. 'Love' creates a fully realized portrait of a lost teenage girl discovering how wounding unrequited love can be. Seek this film out immediately!


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