Friday, February 24, 2017

Enemies: A Love Story

At the close of the 1940s, an unnerved Jewish immigrant (Ron Silver) lives in Brooklyn with the simple-minded Polish girl (Margaret Sophie Stein) who hid him from the Germans during the war and carries on with a sensual fellow survivor (Lena Olin) across town when, out of the blue his thought dead wife (Anjelica Huston) resurfaces in his life. From a novel by Isaac Bashevis Singer, Paul Mazursky's Enemies: A Love Story is a cruel spirited and even unimaginative film with an inadequate Silver in the lead, although the women are exceptional.
** 1/2 out of ****