Stephen (Simon Prast), a New Zealand gay man nearing 30, grapples with unfulfillment despite modest financial success and past love. Katie (Rena Owen), a once-popular singer, faces a creative slump and a challenging pilot project. Best friends for decades, Stephen and Katie share a world-weary yet hopeful camaraderie.
As Katie returns from L.A., Stephen navigates his own struggles, having fallen for Mark (Dean O’Gorman), a former rent boy resistant to accepting affection. Mark, plagued by self-doubt, questions Stephen’s love. Meanwhile, Mark is entangled with Fig and Sally (Nancy Brunning and Sophia Hawthorne), members of a band for which he writes lyrics. Fig is devoted to Sally, who engages in relationships with men, including Mark.
The film unfolds as the characters explore themselves and their relationships, providing a poignant portrayal of their interconnected lives. “When Love Comes” is a heartfelt indie film that delves into the complexities of identity and relationships, steering away from clichés and offering genuine characters and acceptance of diverse sexual orientations.