Triumph of Love
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hopelessly beautiful Jay Rodan as Sorvino's love interest. The supporting cast includes the always welcome Ben Kingsley as a stoic philosopher, Fiona Shaw as his buttoned down sister, and a stunning European Villa where our story unfolds.
The plot concerns the machinations of a young princess (Sorvino), who, anxious to right a family wrong, tracks down the sole survivor of the previously disposed royal family. She finds him, he looks like Rodan, and she crashes head first into love. The problem, though, is this; he has been raised to hate all women in general, and the princess in particular, by his guardians, the aforementioned Kingsley and Shaw. Naturally, then, the only thing for Sorvino to do is soften them both up by making them fall in love with her (while disguised as a boy!). That way, she gets to stay near her prince, while simultaneously wrecking her revenge on them for poisioning his heart.
Of course, everything goes completely awry, feelings are hurt, hearts are broken and souls are opened up before love does indeed triumph in the end. The message here is that it does not matter so much who you love as that you open yourself up to the experience, and that even love thwarted carries the rewards of joy and inspiration. It is a beautiful message for a beautiful looking film, and Sorvino in particular simply glows with the idea of it.
A well-made movie, perfect for a rainy Saturday afternoon, "The Triumph of Love" is an unexpected treat and well worth seeking out.
It is a comedy of the 18th century, beautifully and comically performed by very able actors indeed. That this made it into film is an unexpected delight for those who love this style, because there is certainly very little that's similar to this material otherwise available!
The plot should be clear enough - previous reviewers have mentioned the details. Put simply, a ravishing young princess is stricken with love at beholding a beautiful young man "as nature intended him". When she realises that this is the prince who is the rightful ruler of the region, who was dispossessed by her own father (and to make things worse, the parents of the rightful prince were, of course, murdered by this same sterling father), she is only momentarily daunted.
The prince is being brought up in isolation by a dedicated philosopher and his scientific sister. The pair are played by the excellent Sir Ben Kingsley and Fiona Shaw, who both understand the element of wicked wit, French farce, a plot full of masked identities and the marvellous sense of fantasy that French comedy of the period conveyed.
Ms Sorvino as the princess is utterly charming, exerting all her wiles as, in order to gain her heart's desire (the love of the usurped prince), she dons masculine garments, flirts with both the sister and the philosopher, and uses her eyes and her ardent eloquence to slay all hearts. It will be no surprise that all ends happily.
For something that is romantic, delightful, funny and wonderfully elegant, sit back with a glass of French champagne and a bowl of bonbons while you enjoy this charming comedy.
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Wish there was less than one star for this. Liked the cast but that was pretty much it. Acting and script were so bad that I could not finish watching.Published 1 month ago by skinnychic8
This love story part comedy, part drama, reminded us a lot of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" as it has the same light play at secret or forbidden romance with the heroine,... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jacy
HORRIBLE ACTING, HORRIBLE THEME, IDIOTIC MOVIE, COMPLETELLY UNREAL AND RIDICULOUS!!! ABSURD AND STUPID MOVIE!!!Published 6 months ago by DIANA LECHIN-QUEZADA