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Pie in the Sky (1996)

A whimsical saga of a young man whose two life-consuming passions are unraveling traffic gridlock and an avant-garde dancer. A romantic comedy.

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A whimsical saga of a young man whose two life-consuming passions are unraveling traffic gridlock and an avant-garde dancer. A romantic comedy. Written by Anonymous

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The only thing that stands in the way of fate and true love is a little traffic.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality | See all certifications »
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9 February 1996 (USA)  »

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Corações em Trânsito  »

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A FARAWAY PLACE
Written and Performed by Johnny Hawksworth
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Realistic, yet farcical, touching romance.
2 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is an imaginative movie, with elements of the slightly farcical movies of the '80's (Secret of my Success, you know the sort of thing). It's saved from mediocrity and anachronism by a sort of twisted realism caused by disjointed, surprising plot changes/devices. This is also evident in the sex scenes (with a sort of "left a bit"/"can we... move down the bed" approach) which makes the romance element all the more touching.

Josh Charles (Threesome, Dead Poets Society) delivers a traffic metaphor heavy Kevin Bacon (in She's Having a Baby)-esque narration competently, while Anne Heche manages to pull off being equally expressive, beautiful and serene. It's very hard not to love her in this movie, should you let yourself fall into the sap trap.

It's a striking film, touching and witty. Feelgood? Yeah, I guess I feel alright.


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