What it is

A handsome Washington D.C. doctor and a young New York woman fall in love at an unusual time...after they get married. Leah Lever (Lauren Ambrose) is married to an Orthodox rabbi, Benjamin Lever, whose brother, Jake (Adam Kaufman), is a successful cardiologist and a non-practicing Jew. Jake is stunned when Benjamin dies suddenly, but not as stunned as when he is told that, under an ancient Jewish Law, he is expected to marry the childless Leah to carry on Benjamin’s name. The only alternative is to go through a ceremony where Jake must deny his brother’s existence. For Jake, that’s unthinkable, so impulsively he suggests to Leah that they get married and maintain a secretly platonic relationship. Eager to pursue her own dreams, Leah gladly accepts. Their oversimplified plan to live separate lives under the same roof proves challenging when Leah’s suspicious mother shows up unexpectedly. The harder they try to disguise their "pretend" marriage, the more their appreciation for each other’s worlds grows—and out of understanding, a real love develops. Loving Leah is a heart-warming story with moments of gentle humor.

  • Starring Lauren Ambrose, Adam Kaufman, Susie Essman, Ricki Lake and Mercedes Ruehl.
  • Includes "Making of" featurette, behind-the-scenes interview, biographies, credits and production story.
  • Full-screen version; closed captioned.
  • Approx. 110 minutes running time.
  • Originally aired 1/25/09.
  • Full-screen version; closed captioned.
  • Approx. 110 minutes running time.
  • Originally aired 1/25/09.

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Loving Leah 4.7 5 30 30
Loved it! I loved the movie and have watched it many times over. Lauren Ambrose was perfect as Leah, and Adam Kaufman is exceptionally easy on the eyes and perfectly fit the bill. He is a perfect romantic lead - charming, good looking, funny and a good actor. Hope to see him in other Hallmark productions soon. February 20, 2014
Excellent movie for a girls night or for those just looking for a romantic movie. Excellent movie for a girls night or for those just looking for a romantic movie. The characters are very likable. This movie was on the Hallmark channel Nov 2013 and even though it had nothing to do with Hanukkah, it was still refreshing to watch a movie that touches upon the Jewish religion during the holiday season. It was a romantic enjoyable movie. February 19, 2014
Loving Leah DVD I love the movie but the DVD skips pixilates periodically without any visible scratches or dirt smears etc. visible on the surface. November 15, 2013
loving leah I'm a romantic at heart. I really enjoy watching these types of movies. November 8, 2013
AMAZING! Hallmark always seems to go out of their way to make every experience (whether it be items in the stores, or movies on television) an emotional one. I saw this movie on television a while back and fell in love with the characters, the story, and the emotional thrill it gives. This movie delivers a fun ride without any worries of revealing too much (of non-family friendly material). I love how the two main characters change from being in their own world, to being a part of each other. I'm so glad to be able to watch this movie all the time now. I'll be loving Leah for many years to come! November 7, 2013
Loving Leah A Wonderful story Does anyone know where to buy the movie DVD "Loving Leah", that will play on Region 4 Australian DVD Players Chris October 27, 2013
Loving Leah I absolutely adore this movie...so captivated by the characters and actors who portrayed them. Lauren Ambrose brings such richness to Leah..loved Adam Kaufman as Jake..charming,funny...and Susie Essman was wonderful as Leah mother. I have watched this movie a dozen times....and just can't get enough...would love a sequel... September 29, 2013
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