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All the actors have a freshness in their roles. I don't know if Richard Gere every played a more grounded, real character. Vanessa Redgrave has a bittersweet role as the married woman who enjoys a dalliance with dashing American William Devane.
From the arrival of the soldiers until their departure for the the D-day invasion, the movie sweeps through the changes wrought on the lives of English and Americans. The stories of the various characters intertwine, and it is not until the end that we realize how interconnected they hae become.
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It also succeeds superbly as social history of the impact of American soldiers on a British town in W.W.II.
I completely agree with the reviewer below about falling in love with the American actress Lisa Eichhorn playing a northern English shopkeeper's daughter in love with Richard Gere- I've been smitten ever since. Her beauty, reserve, intelligence, grace are extraordinary - she can somehow project vast depth in her character. (She does the same in her other movies - check out her name in imdb.com to rent them).
Gere is awfully good - unassuming, usually courteous, sweet -I like his dashing self in most other movies but he's just right here. Vanessa Redgrave is superb - Devane is ok - I might have preferred someone a bit more like Cliff Robertson in look, voice, gesture and manner to play the American officer so at ease with an English upper class woman - borrowing books, opining on English public schools, listening to her play the cello. Devane's voice is more that of a tough guy.
I'd also say the screenwriters skimp a bit in fleshing out the charcters of the two 'chippy' working class characters.
Gee - these are minor criticisms - this is a wonderful, heart swelling movie. That old phrase "see it with someone you love" is definitely appropriate - yet it's very much a movie with appeal to men and women.
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One of my favorite films ordered for a friend who is a Richard Gere fan. Expect she will enjoy it. Came in record time & in good condition.Published 2 months ago by Barbara Turcotte
I still love this film and its depiction of WWII in Northern England. I wouldn't say it's one of the great films of our time, but it's well-made and the acting is pretty good. Read morePublished 3 months ago by GG
Far too slow moving. Maybe it got better, but I stopped about half way through.Published 4 months ago by Toot
I should have watched the movie in 1979, it did not get better with agePublished 4 months ago by PEK
Watched again fair to good movie, real reason is my husband and friend played a role in movie.Published 5 months ago by RizReadsAgain
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