Cinematic Hugs

A montage of beautifully intimate movie clips, compiled by Jose Rico

Above: Keira Knightley and Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Anna Karenina (2012). Home page/Video page: Rachel Weisz and Adrien Brody in The Brothers Bloom (2008).

BY: Michael Perris

“As human beings, we can express our emotions to each other by many different ways,” says Jose Rico, the compiler of this swooning montage. “A glance, a touch, or a hug can express much more than words. The hugs have such a power that you can find this simple act in many movies. It doesn’t matter what a movie’s genre is, you will always find some of its characters hugging each other. That’s why I decided to create this little compilation.” And true to his word, Rico has included more than 50 scenes from films of great variety, from Jurassic Park to Silver Linings Playbook, Iron Man 3 to The Grand Budapest Hotel. The music is “In The World,” by Stephen Rennicks. Watch and sigh.