Ben and George (played brilliantly by Alfred Molina and John Lithgow) have lived in love together for 39 years before they are finally allowed to be married in 2011, when New York finally blesses same-sex marriages. But good news proves short lived when the Catholic school where George works as a music teacher conveniently “discovers” that (gasp!) he has a same sex partner (something they’ve known for years and years). George is fired, and the reduced income brings many changes. Forced to give up their Chelsea apartment, and unable to find a new place, George camps out on the couch of the two gay cops next door, while Ben moves into his nephew’s teenaged son’s bottom bunk in Brooklyn. Marisa Tomei and Darren Burrows co-star in Ira Sachs’ funny, tender, sensitive study of partnerships, modern love, and the damage caused by homophobia.