I AM LOVE tells the story of the wealthy Recchi family, whose lives are undergoing sweeping changes. Eduardo Sr., the family patriarch, has decided to name a successor to the reigns of his massive industrial company, surprising everyone by splitting power between his son Tancredi, and grandson Edo. But Edo dreams of opening a restaurant with his friend Antonio, a handsome and talented chef. At the heart of the family is Tancredi’s wife Emma (Tilda Swinton), a Russian immigrant who has adopted the culture of Milan. An adoring and attentive mother, her existence is shocked to the core when she falls quickly and deeply in love with Edo’s friend and partner Antonio, and embarks on a passionate love affair that will change her family forever.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
The best sex you will get all year, if that's what you crave in your moviegoing, is between Tilda Swinton and a prawn.Anthony Lane, New Yorker, 07.07.2010
If you're not in the mood, the whole thing will probably seem pretty silly. But if you are -- oh, if you are -- I Am Love may be the richest, tastiest truffle you're likely to savor all summer.Ty Burr, Boston Globe, 07.08.2010
I Am Love is such a lush, deeply textured banquet of sights and sounds that it deserves more than a movie review.Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 07.01.2010
A pall of deadly self-indulgence spreads as the story moves from operatic passion to soap-opera melodrama. It's as if director Luca Guadagnino filmed a synopsis of the script rather than a fully realized screenplay.Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 07.01.2010