Entertainment Movie Reviews: 'It Felt Like Love,' 3 stars Gina Piersanti appears in the moody "It Felt Like Love." Photo Credit: Handout By ROBERT LEVIN @rlevin85 March 20, 2014 5:59 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The Brooklyn-set “It Felt Like Love” is a coming-of-age movie down to its marrow. Writer-director Eliza Hittman captures the agony of 14-year-old Lila (Gina Piersanti) as her burgeoning sexual feelings hit her with brute force, through intense close-ups, first-person sensory effects and off-kilter, dreamlike tableaux that transform Gravesend into the front line of a haunting awakening. The film eschews storytelling conventions for a mood-driven approach that gets to the heart of this complicated subject, specifically evoking society’s often unequal standards for male and female sexuality. By ROBERT LEVIN @rlevin85 Robert, amNewYork's Editor-in-Chief, has been with the team in one capacity or another for more than a decade. He also reviews movies and writes entertainment features. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.