Love the Hard Way

Categories: Drama, Crime, Romance
1hr 44min | 2001
On the heels of his Academy Award triumph, 2002 Best Actor Oscar® winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist, The Thin Red Line) is electrifying as Jack, a dark hearted, smooth operating con-man with a poet's soul.

By night, Jack and his partner Charlie masquerade as vice cops to pull risky scams on Manhattan tourists, while by day Jack secretly crafts a pulp novel culled from the experiences and emotions that define his shady life. But Jack's streetwise strut and snakeskin jacket charm prove no match for Claire, a beautiful, straight-laced grad student who sees through Jack's lone wolf exterior to the vulnerable, volatile man within.

Helpless in the face of Jack's charisma, Claire finds herself drawn into his secret world of back alley shadows and seedy hotel rooms -- a muted whirlpool of true love, false loyalty, and whispered lies that could claim more than just Claire's heart. With Jack barely a step ahead of 70s blaxploitation icon Pam Grier's Detective Linda Fox, the couple's modern fairytale romance threatens to careen into an all too real tough-luck nightmare of self-destructive obsession and degradation.

A hard-hitting but exquisitely tender love story from German director Peter Sehr, Love The Hard Way offers a unique glimpse into the rhythms and temptations of underworld Manhattan. Adrien Brody's infectious pitch-perfect characterization of Jack transforms Love The Hard Way into an unforgettable urban aria of a life too wild and a love too deep.

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Topics: Thief, New York City, Crime, Love, Sex, Relationships, Adventure, Life Lessons, Obsession
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David Mortimer
David Mortimer
July 29, 2014
A scrawny Adrien Brody as a love interest of anyone (other than a "nice Jewish girl) is a stretxh but a college BIOLOGY MAJOR or as a believable con man was laughable on both counts. Horrible casting!
greg harlensky
greg harlensky
January 18, 2014
B-
good acting, script a bit too far fetched.
Lili'uolani Pickford
Lili'uolani Pickford
December 16, 2013
A+
Thomas E
Thomas E
December 2, 2013
C
Lola Barello
Lola Barello
November 6, 2013
C
Jazlynn Robinson
Jazlynn Robinson
September 26, 2013
hey,snagfilmers!!!!!!
fahamisha amkajinaki
fahamisha amkajinaki
September 21, 2013
A
Great classic good girl, bad boy. The acting by all the actors was great. Loved it. had to watch several times, the sound was almost inaudible, when he was writing in his notebook and other places.
Radame Figueroa
Radame Figueroa
September 21, 2013
D
Timothy Kinney
Timothy Kinney
September 6, 2013
A+