Movies

Browse by Title
Browse by Release Date

When Love Comes (1999)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:January 22, 1999
Running time:94 minutes
Cast:Rena Owen, Dean O'Gorman, Simon Prast, Nancy Brunning, Sophia Hawthorne
Director:Garth Maxwell
Producer:Michele Fantl, Jonathan Dowling
Writer:Garth Maxwell, Rex Pilgram

Description: Sexuality saturates the screen in this complex urban love story set against a vibrant world where creative energy runs rampant, illicit substances fuel artistic juices, and sex is always available, but love is elusive. In his second feature, Garth Maxwell captures all of the outrageous decadence of the music business while creating a truth in his characters that speaks to how people really live with ambition, regret, broken dreams, and fear of intimacy. Katie Keen, an aging singer who has seen her star rise and sputter in Los Angeles, comes home to Auckland, New Zealand, to reassess her life and reinvent herself if she can. Even though she's being pursued by her hunky boyfriend, Eddie, she moves in with her best mate, Stephen, the only person she allows herself to lean on. Stephen has been playing all her old hits, much to the amusement of the youthful object of his affection, Mark, a promising lyricist who writes through a haze of alcohol, dope, and confusion. When Stephen asks for more maturity than he can deliver, Mark cavorts with his fellow band members, Fig and Sally, an extreme pair of girlie punk rockers hell-bent on stardom, who idolize Katie and urge Mark to bring her into the band. Bohemian in both form and spirit, When Love Comes is driven by vivid characterization, gorgeously imaginative imagery, and an economical script empowered by emotional abundance. Rena Owens delivers an electrifying performance as Katie, while Sophia Hawthorne and Nancy Brunning give Sally and Fig a kinetic and irresistible sexiness. Inspirational and deeply moving, When Love Comes is a testament to the redeeming powers of love and honesty.

Movie summaries and listings powered by Cinema-Source

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Top 10 Holiday Gifts for Teachers
Offer a genuine "thank you" to your child's teacher halfway through the school year. Give one of these extra-nice holiday gifts for teachers.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Top Family Movies in Theaters for the Holidays
Taking the kids to the movies is a special family treat for the holidays! Don't miss 2014's best family films in theaters from Thanksgiving through Christmas.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!