In Texas in the 1930s, young school teacher Novalyne Price meets a handsome, eccentric and interesting young man named Robert Howard. He's a successful writer of the pulp stories of 'Conan the Barbarian'; she's an aspiring author. A friendship develops into a sort of courtship. Based on a memoir by Novalyne Price. Stars Academy Award® nominee Vincent DOnofrio and Renée Zellweger (Chicago).
Director Dan Ireland shows a talent for authenticity with this heartbreaking love story based on Novalyne Price's 1988 account of her prickly romance with 1930s pulp-fiction writer Robert E. Howard, the creator of Conan the Barbarian. She was a schoolteacher in a small Texas town; he was the odd-ball writer who lived at home and created comic-book characters that were sexier and more violent than was considered decent by the locals. Renée Zellweger's performance is a gem of sweet unconventionality matched by Vincent D'Onofrio's powerful show of eccentricity and increasing mental illness. Though smart and feisty, this leaves us wishing the filmmakers had dug deeper into Howard's unusual relationship with his manipulative mother. --Rochelle O'Gorman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Good movie, but not for the action seekers. Vincent does a great job, as always, playing the part of a deep characterPublished on Sept. 5 2011 by Frances
Just a revision to my previous review. In my excitement of finally seeing the full length version of this film again I engaged in some very bad math. Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2005 by Dinoguy
I'll keep this short. Thank you Alliance/Atlantis for releasing the film I saw in the theatre, all 116 minutes of it. Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2005 by Dinoguy
this has quickly become my all time favourite movie.It is a beautiful story about unrequited love. The cast is superb,especially Vincent D`Onofrio as Robert Howard. Read morePublished on April 14 2004
I just ran across this movie on cable and thoroughly enjoyed it. When Renee Zelleweger thanked Vincent D'Onofrio at the Oscars when she won for her role in "Cold... Read morePublished on April 7 2004
I just stumbled across this movie when it was on cable. It was riveting. The story itself (which has been described by others here in detail) is interesting and touching and I... Read morePublished on March 13 2004