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Little Romance [Import]

4.7 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Laurence Olivier, Diane Lane, Thelonious Bernard, Arthur Hill, Sally Kellerman
  • Directors: George Roy Hill
  • Writers: George Roy Hill, Allan Burns, Claude Klotz
  • Producers: Patrick Kelley, Robert Crawford Jr., Yves Rousset-Rouard
  • Format: NTSC, Import
  • Language: English, French
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • VHS Release Date: Dec 13 1993
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews
  • ASIN: 6302816262
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Sandwiched between Slap Shot and The World According to Garp, George Roy Hill made this effervescent film about first love. A sharp American girl (Diane Lane, in her debut) and a film-loving Parisian boy (Thelonious Bernard, in his only film) fall innocently in love. When the girl's zealous mother (Sally Kellerman) goes ballistic, the young couple fall under the spell of a curious gentleman (none other than Laurence Olivier), who plants the seed to make their love last forever: to kiss under a Venetian bridge at sunset. As the love story becomes an adventure with the young lovers crossing France and Italy, Allan Burns's Oscar-nominated script and Hill's deft touch turn this into a romance for the ages and a movie to smile about. George Delerue's Oscar-winning score and the picturesque European scenery don't hurt either. Ages 7 and older. --Doug Thomas

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Format: DVD
I was sorry to have missed this when it came out (in 1979 when I was 18), then forgot about it for many years. The other day I saw a picture of Diane Lane, and remembered this movie, and decided it would be a good family film that my wife and 2 oldest kids (girl 12, boy 15) would enjoy.
It was indeed. I don't have much to add to the glowing reviews others have already given it here; I'll just note that
1) There are so many subtle grace notes that repeated viewings will be well repaid
2) It is not suitable for 10 and under, due to sexual references
3) I wish even more now that I'd seen "A Little Romance" when it came out, its existence in my memory would have enriched my life for the past 24 years
What really makes the movie a classic is bullseye performers by ALL the actors. The hardest kind of character for an actor to play is an extremely intelligent one, only very intelligent actors can do it, and the two leads are up to it. (Too bad the scriptwriter uses the word "etymological" once when he means "ontological", it is the kind of mistake Lauren would never have made, but this is the tiniest possible blemish, and no movie this rich can avoid having a handful of forgivable glitches).
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Format: DVD
This has to be one of the most under-appreciated movies of all time. George Roy Hill had directed two of the best comedies of the late 60s-early 70s, Butch Cassidy... and The Sting. Then he made this little gem. I don't care if I never see the other two again, but I'll watch A Little Romance at least once a month until the tape breaks or the disc has a hole in it.
Two lonely teenagers in Paris, a street-wise French boy and a sheltered American girl, both of whom are hiding their genius IQs in order to fit in, fall in love and realize how lucky they are to have found each other. With help from a romantic old con artist (Lawrence Olivier at his best; he should have done more comedy), they run away to Venice to make their love last forever. They have a wonderful adventure, and along the way, Hill pokes fun at American tourists, pays tongue-in-cheek homage to his own great movies, and shows us how wonderful life can be when you're different.
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Format: VHS Tape
Set in France and Italy and deluged with picturesque scenery, and with Laurence Olivier playing a fairy (ahem) godfather, this charming love story is made to last forever. This is Diane Lane's debut movie (the young girl who falls in love with a Frenchman). Combined with Sally Kellerman's wonderful role as the off-the-wall mom, this little romance turns into a film for the ages.
Watch it, weep, and smile. Have some chocolate and go to bed with a lover.
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Format: VHS Tape
A very young (13-ish) couple pursue their dream of kissing beneath the Bridge of Sighs, in Venice, like the 19th century Brownings. As they pursue this dream, they themselves are pursued by the girl's slightly confused and flustered parents. Laurence Olivier, as the young couple's ill-informed yet good-hearted chaperone-along-for-the-ride, is resourceful and fun in every scene. This movie is fantastic.
Diane Lane is elegant but not snobby, as the girl, in a role that marked the first film in her quirky, interesting career. The boy was a bit of a hothead -- he may have put some audiences off, which could explain why he wasn't in more films. Anyway, every single scene is beautifully shot, with innovative camera work and breathtaking French and Italian scenery. It's a great little love story, very high on the list of my favorites. If you enjoy this, let me also recommend "Somewhere in Time," starring Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeve, and, for different reasons, "Beautiful Girls," starring Natalie Portman and Timothy Hutton. This is a very, very good movie. Two thumbs up.
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Format: DVD
Just a beautiful movie. Every scene is its own little masterpiece. I have tried, via the useful technology of DVD, to catch only a scene or two over morning coffee. Twice now, I have ended up watching the rest of the movie. If you are uncomfortable getting misty-eyed in front of others, watch this movie alone. There are few works that I can think of that are as thrilling as this movie.
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A Little Romance is one of those films that once you see it, it will stay with you forever. It is nothing but mesmerising, touching, funny honest, gentle, beautiful. This is a film made for every age. Diane Lane,Therlonious Bernard, Laurence Olivier are fantastic. The scenary of Venis is absolutely beautiful and there's something about the film that gentle and honest. Diane Lane like always is excellent. There's always something about Diane, you can see in her performances that she is older than her years, which I adore about her. Diane is just gorgeous as always. I definitely recommend this film to anyone that wants a little romance in their lives.
By Justine Ryan
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By A Customer on Sept. 29 2000
Format: VHS Tape
I was a 15 year old boy in 1979 Los Angeles the first time I saw this film. I couldn't figure why I cried so much at the end - I was a Diane Lane fan for life however. I saw it for the second time by chance last month, 21 years later! It was a magical thrill to see these characters again. I was moved to even more tears this time. It awakened hope and inspiration in this husband and father of three that innocence and ideals need never die.
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