Monday, April 29, 2013
It's The Little Things
The movie? A LITTLE ROMANCE (1979) with a young Diane Lane and a little known French actor named Thelonious Bernard. It takes place in Paris and includes Laurence Olivier, who plays an aging pickpocket and, to my knowledge, had never played a comedic role before. It was very strange seeing him in this role and yet Olivier did so brilliantly.
Middle schoolers Lane and Bernard meet Julius who entrances them with his storytelling, particularly about how when a couple kisses under the Bridge of Sighs in Venice at sunset as the church bells sound, they seal their love forever. Naturally, the two teen lovebirds run away to Venice and attempt to seal their fates.
It's very sweet and adorable and it's just one of those movies that makes you smile the whole way through. Netflix it or look for it on TCM. You won't be disappointed. My husband even liked it.