Thursday, July 09, 2009

Trailer-A Little Romance

Call me sentimental but this 1979 comedy-drama has been a favorite ever since I first saw it in the theater. Directed by the man who brought you the two Newman/Redford pictures, THE STING and BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID, the stars here are a very young and endearing Diane Lane in her very first film, Thelonious Bernard as the charismatic French boy she meets and Lord Laurence Olivier chewing up the scenery and spitting it out as only a true master can. It's fun, it's smart, it's surprisingly adult and yet perhaps surprisingly chaste. It's also much more romantic than any sex-filled on-screen romp could ever hope to be.

1 comment:

SamuraiFrog said...

I just saw this movie for the first time a year or two ago and was utterly charmed by it. And you're right, it's a very romantic movie, and I found that much more involving than a movie about getting laid.