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Little Romance, a


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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
  • Language: English, French
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Studio: Warner
  • VHS Release Date: Nov. 1 2001
  • Run Time: 108 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6302816262
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,961 in Video (See Top 100 in Video)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Joseph L. Shipman on Dec 6 2003
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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Peggy Vincent on Sept. 3 2003
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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Susan E. Neill on Feb. 5 2003
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steve M. Tornatore on May 1 2003
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "irwinmy" 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vanessa Ryan on April 21 2003
Format: DVD
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Dec 2 2002
Format: VHS Tape
I love this movie. It's definitely one of my favorites. Laurence Olivier is awesome (of course). Diane Lane hasn't changed a bit since she was a kid. She still looks exactly the same. And Thelonious Bernard is absolutely adorable. You just fall in love with him more every time you watch this movie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Nov. 1 2000
Format: VHS Tape
I was 19 years old when I first caught this film on cable tv. By chance I had come across it while channel surfing, and it immediately caught my attention. Perhaps it was Lauren, or maybe the Parisian background. Whatever the case, the remote control was placed gently on the table, there to remain until the final, moving scenes of Daniel running behind the car waving goodbye, telling Lauren they would be together again. Alas, it wasnt meant to be (where was the sequel?), but what a story just as well. I recently got the video as a gift after telling my girfriend it belonged in my "top five" of all time. After seeing it again, I still feel that way. Though in all actuality that "top five" contains from 10 to 20, it is an exclusive list nonetheless. I would recommend this picture to anyone who has a tendency to dream from time to time, is young enough (at heart) to believe in those dreams, and can accept that, although this is fiction, it succeeds in allowing one to escape the reality of everyday life, chosing instead, to be young, carefree and full of hope. I loved it!
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