So Love, Ludlow is really more than just a romantic comedy about an unlikely couple.
On a deeper level, it's really about something that anyone can identify with-revealing part of yourself, and your life, to someone you want to care deeply about.
I thought that the uncertainty about Ludlow's precise problem strengthened the movie-it makes sense that, given the family's situation, they aren't going to be taking him for a battery of psychiatric exams, and they probably wouldn't have a real diagnosis.
Myra would just know, as she knows in the movie, that there is something wrong with her brother, and that it is her job to take care of him. We see that Myra, with her abraisive exterior, is hiding a terrible secret-that she really is a loving, caring, and dedicated person.
But her acting range at this juncture is dominated by three or four wide-eyed expressions that, over time, become cloying.This movie is predictable and the Ludlow character does not have enough charm to carry his share of the movie. The movie you should see instead is Me and You and Everyone We Know.Love, Ludlow is a great movie that is, at first glance, little more than a quirky, funny romantic comedy.Roger Ebert called this film, "A Sundance Treasure" and I totally agree.This is one of those water cooler films you'll be talking about at work for quite a long time. There are some incredibly sweet moments in this movie.