Sony Pictures Classics on Friday released Love is Strange in select cities.

In the film directed by Ira Sachs, Ben (played by John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) marry in Manhattan after 39 years together. The nuptials cause Ben to lose his job as a longtime choir director for a co-ed Catholic school. Friends and family come together to help the couple get back on their feet. (The film's trailer is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Sony acquired all North American, German and Scandinavian rights to the film after its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

The film won over critics at the festival.

Love is Strange emerges as a total triumph for Sachs and his co-leads, John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, who, despite lengthy filmographies, turn in career-topping work,” Time Out reviewer Joshua Rothkopf said in awarding the film five stars.

Marisa Tomei, Cheyenne Jackson, Darren Burrows and Charlie Tahan also appear in the film.