Romance is currently a big topic of conversation, with Valentine’s Day right around the corner. Several movies about it are hitting theaters, with shiny, young actors who wistfully gaze at each other.
Then, there’s 45 Years.
It stars Charlotte Rampling and Tom Coutenay as Kate and Geoff, a couple who are about to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. Romance for them is more about quiet acceptance and a loving rub on the back than steamy nights. It’s born from years of security and a shared history. Their love doesn’t need flowers or sexy songs because it’s solid and peaceful. What happens though, when a secret surfaces that shakes their relationship to its foundation? Can love like that be broken, or have the roots grown too deep? Continue reading →