It's easy to say the movie bogs down in mushy melodrama, but the way such opulent love is pitted against the tragedy of a war, the result is quite befitting. "For the Moment" plays out like the younger sister of "The English Patient", starting with a sublimely beautiful opening shot, and proceeding on to delicately break our hearts, even if the story seems too romantic to be plausible (which is not entirely true). There's a great performance from Crowe, and a notable one from Hirt. Great music and scenery. The movie can be described as nothing truly orginal, but hats off for the great effort and the way they expand on the theme. Even if it seems too goody-goody for it's own good, "For the Moment" does have its moments: Crowe's recital of "High Flight", the lovers singing "Waltzing Matilda", and several notably memorable lines of dialogue ("Best to just feel my way around.") It's worth a rental, but it's not terribly heavy stuff. Overall, not a bad movie.