A vampire comes down with a severe case of the blues. He mopes around his house, writing music and contemplating suicide via a specially made wooden bullet. Eventually, his longterm partner (and fellow creature of the night) joins him with hopes of cheering him up. The two then mope together, exploring a decaying Detroit and spouting enough angsty nonsense for an EMO album.
While Only Lovers Left Alive may be herald in some circles, we sure as hell can’t tell why. Sure, we love it when filmmakers play with genre films and take them in new directions. But, this feels like more of an art project as opposed to an actual movie.
Horror cultists take heed, this flick is blood dripped tripe. We strongly suspect that it was made for people who don’t like actual vampire movies.
Directed by Jim Jarmusch.
Starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston.
123 Minutes – Rated R