Thanks to number of dumb vampire movies, we all imagine them to be long living, careless sons of bitches who just enjoy sucking human blood. Or they are so cool that many of us desperately want to be one of them and live forever.
Well, Jim Jarmusch did his best to prove contrary and show boringness and madness of eternality. Only Lovers Left Alive is a desperate and heartbreaking saga about two vampires Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton) who've been in love for centuries (yes, it's the Adam and the Eve). It's the time when vampires refused to kill people and instead get blood supply from hospitals or "blood dealers".
I found Jarmusch's vampires very human, sensitive, alone - something you can't find in any of similar ones. This is maybe because Jim wanted to point to how silly & killing immortality is. Both characters feel very real: Adam loves music, he composes them and plays, he's fond of rock and roll - the only thing making dreadful life happy. Eve finds salvation in dancing, she's quite different from Tom's character, because regardless all this senseless eternal life, she still tries to find courage and sense the beauty of surroundings.