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A Little Romance (1979)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  27 April 1979 (USA)
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A French boy (Daniel) and an American girl (Lauren), who goes to school in Paris, meet and begin a little romance. They befriend Julius who enchants them with his story telling. In an ... See full summary »

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Julius
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Lauren King
Thelonious Bernard ...
Daniel Michon
Arthur Hill ...
Richard King
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Kay King
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Himself
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George de Marco
Andrew Duncan ...
Bob Duryea
Claudette Sutherland ...
Janet Duryea
Graham Fletcher-Cook ...
Londet
Ashby Semple ...
Natalie Woodstein
Claude Brosset ...
Michel Michon
Jacques Maury ...
Inspector Leclerc
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Ms. Siegel
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Martin
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A French boy (Daniel) and an American girl (Lauren), who goes to school in Paris, meet and begin a little romance. They befriend Julius who enchants them with his story telling. In an attempt to solidify the teens' love forever, the three journey to Venice. Written by Felicia H. Berke <feberke@vassar.edu>

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Julius and Lauren quote Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnet #43 from the Sonnets from the Portuguese. It begins with "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." The two recited the last lines, which are "and, if God choose,/ I shall but love thee better after death." See more »

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Daniel Michon: [chasing after Lauren outside the adult theater] I've never seen one of them before either, I wouldn't have taken you. It isn't like that. That's something else. It isn't love.
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One of my new all-time faves
17 March 2003 | by (Dongshih, Taiwan) – See all my reviews

One of the finest movies I have ever seen. Let no one ever again say that intelligent movies can't be deeply moving, spiritual, and just plain fun.

I was utterly stupefied at the seamless way this movie exposes the spiritual landscape. I'm really at a loss to explain this movie in the normal way one speaks of theatrical productions; in terms of components, like writing, direction, acting, etc. This movie was marvelously "of a piece", which is very, very relaxing and refreshing. Analyzing it would feel like dissecting a living thing, which I won't do.

Just one of the gems: This movie makes perfectly plain the essential role of familial love for the full and timely flowering of romantic love. At a time when people are accused of ascribing to movies an inordinate responsibility for social conditions, this movie reminds you why it might be reasonable to do so. It can be fairly well depended upon to stand as a model for father-daughter love, true husbandry under difficult circumstances (a spiritually impoverished mother), and exploring your first love.

And there are lots and lots and lots of other gems in this movie. There's sweet chaos, Sir Laurence Olivier, an excellent balance of English and subtitled native speech, a truly fine and unaffected portrayal of European life, and on and on and on. SEE THIS MOVIE!


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