My friend Tom Isler is making a documentary about this rather extraordinary couple. Allen and Collette consider 7th Ave in NYC a “long hallway” in their shared life together. Both middle aged, they have lived 20 blocks apart, in separate apartments, for the entirety of their 4.5 year long marriage.
That is, they did live separately, until the economic collapse forced them to re-consider the state of their finances, the state of their real estate, and therefore the state of their wedded bliss… So they are moving in together! We’ll have to wait for the film to be finished in the fall to know exactly how their relationship (and Collette’s West Village, rent stabilized apartment) have fared, but from the trailer it looks like the couple has been dealing with irksome issues large and small.
Is he REALLY bringing all that bachelor pad furniture into the new shared domicile? Is she REALLY demanding that he only sleep in “her” room two (maybe three) nights a week? Are we REALLY to believe that all was fine and dandy until this forced move-in?
But it begs the question. Did Allen and Collette – if only for a short time – hold the key to modern love and relationships? Would YOU marry the love of your life – but refuse to live with them?
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