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Product Details

  • Actors: Russell Crowe, Christianne Hirt, Wanda Cannon, Scott Kraft, Peter Outerbridge
  • Directors: Aaron Kim Johnston
  • Writers: Aaron Kim Johnston
  • Producers: Aaron Kim Johnston, Ches Yetman, Jack Clements, Joseph MacDonald
  • Format: Anamorphic, Color, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • Release Date: April 20 2004
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001I56FA

Product Description

Western Canada, 1942. A handsome Australian named Lachlan (Russell Crowe of The Quick and the Dead, Virtuosity, Gladiator) and other pilots in-training from around the world have the earth below them and a dark cloud over their heads: the life expectancy of a World War ll bomber pilot is six weeks. Now more than ever these brave young men reach out to seize the day. And with each day, loves can form, hearts can break, memories can be forged that will last generations. This "gorgeous-looking, romantic drama" (The Hollywood Reporter) explores the tender wartime romance between Lachlan and a lonely Manitoba farm girl (Christianne Hirt). It glows with the heart-tugging passion of a love that's inevitable yet doomed, and like the pilots and lives it celebrates, it soars.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 30 2004
Format: DVD
If you are a Russell Crowe fan or a fan of the movie you can finally purchase the entire film on dvd from Amazon. I would not recommend purchasing the used dvds without contacting seller as previously this dvd was missing several whole scenes...this re-release is complete. A wonderfully done movie ... it is sad and sweet. A snapshot of one of the lesser known sides of WWII. The characters are endearing and funny, the plot moves along well and there is some wonderful photography. For Crowe fans his recital of "High Flight" is worth the purchase, not to mention a young Mr. Crowe at his most charming. NOt for those looking for an action war movie it is most definitely for the romantics out there.
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I have ordered FOR THE MOMENT (a good small Canadian movie with a pre-stardom Russell Crowe) from a reseller through Amazon.ca and I have received the wrong copy of the movie. As soon as I opened the package, I knew something was wrong.
1. The DVD cover picture was not the one I had seen on Amazon.ca.
2. The aspect ratio is 1.33:1 instead of the original anamorphic 1.85:1 stated in the description. I JUST HATE FULLFRAME PAN & SCAN EDITIONS OF WIDESCREEN MOVIES.
I have no idea WHY this stupid aspect ratio is STILL in existence except for stupid people who have no idea or just don't care what an aspect ratio is.
Too bad cause I know this is a great movie.
I tried several times to get in touch by phone with the reseller with no success.
Ans it's nearly impossible to leave a message on their voicemail.
My advice to anyone buying movies from a reseller through Amazon.ca or .com : Make sure to specify in details the product you order.
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Here's a chance to see Russell Crowe before he became a big star, in a Canadian film that actually takes place in Canada.
The scene is a pilot training base near Winnipeg that trained pilots from Commonwealth countries and the U.S. during WWII. A lot of the drama hinges on the fact that these pilots had an average life expectancy of six weeks when they went into combat. Thus the pilots and those they loved learned to live "for the moment", as this film dramatises.
Crowe is in charming mode as the Aussie trainee who falls for the young wife of a pilot already away at war.
While overly earnest and somewhat clicheed in spots, this is a touching film that reminds us of the sacrifices made both by those who fought in World War II and the loved ones they left at home.
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Format: VHS Tape
Russell Crowe made this film just before his United States of America debut in L.A. Confidential (1997). Very nice and beautifully-filmed film set in West canada in 1942. Pilots-in-training find love with very nice women. Russell Crowe plays "lachlan" who is from Australia. He begins a nice friendship with a women (Christine Hirt) on a farm. it becomes a tender, forbidden romance. Lachlan wanted love and found it, even if it was for the moment. Incidentally, Russell Crowe found love too. In 2003, he married Danielle Spencer, whom he worked with in The Crossing (1990). They now have a newborn son.
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
Finally the whole movie! April 30 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
If you are a Russell Crowe fan or a fan of the movie you can finally purchase the entire film on dvd from Amazon. I would not recommend purchasing the used dvds without contacting seller as previously this dvd was missing several whole scenes...this re-release is complete. A wonderfully done movie ... it is sad and sweet. A snapshot of one of the lesser known sides of WWII. The characters are endearing and funny, the plot moves along well and there is some wonderful photography. For Crowe fans his recital of "High Flight" is worth the purchase, not to mention a young Mr. Crowe at his most charming. NOt for those looking for an action war movie it is most definitely for the romantics out there.
33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
Buy the video not the dvd Dec 16 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: VHS Tape
This is a lovely little film. I liked this movie since my first viewing. But there is a new version on dvd that has ruined it. They've cut out 25 minutes, including the recitation of High Flight and the singing of Waltzing Matilda, high points in the movie.
So don't be fooled. Buy it on VHS.
25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
SWEET & TOUCHING... July 19 2000
By D. Jamieson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: VHS Tape
Before seeing this film, I was unaware of the training experiences of the Allied forces in Canada. I enjoyed the historical aspects of the film, as well as the beautiful scenery of Manitoba. The story was bittersweet; for in war time, some people are torn apart while others are thrown together. This movie also illustrated that very well. Russell Crowe manages to convey such subtle nuance in his work, and this film is no exception. This is a keeper; one I enjoy viewing when I want to smile through my tears.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
"For the Moment" has its moments Oct. 30 2000
By Beryl - Published on Amazon.com
Format: VHS Tape
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.
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Above average (3 1/2) from here on in the Spree June 18 2000
By Sam G - Published on Amazon.com
Format: VHS Tape
Opinions, here's mine. This is a foreign film, foreign as in they consider film an art form not an industry (thanks Sam Mendes)
This is a story of another time, where the pace people lived at was different than now. That fact needs to be apparent from the beginning of the film. The Pachelbel Canon is a beautiful choice for flying music when you don't have a big budget.
I liked these characters. I felt for their situations and understood how you could get there. Top of my list of scenes: Russell Crowe reciting "High Flight" it was done beautifully. I'd like to see and hear him do Shakespeare.
One of the other reviewers said they felt the character of Lill was "wooden". Was she? Or was it her character trying to resist Lachlan? I felt like she knew, from the beginning, she could never give in totally to him . In just a few weeks he'd be gone, like her husband, who she had loved too. So, was she "wooden" or was she just saving a part of herself so she could survive sending these people she loved off to war?
I did enjoy "Waltzing Matilda".
On the whole it was a sweet movie more of what you would have expected from the 1940's... and wasn't that the idea. They threw in more current concerns as homosexuality and racism which makes it more 1990's. Nice film.


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