After a young woman is attacked in the elevator she meets her neighbours (two brothers) for the first time. One of the brothers has a secret, the other has a crush on her. Her analyst tries... See full summary »
Although the location of the story is not specified, the filming locations were in Canada. There are numerous references to Canada throughout the movie. As Richard Gere is driving to the museum there is a billboard that reads 200 meters to the cafe. Canada follows the metric system. Another instance is a Canadian flag is displayed outside the shop when Richard Gere's character runs into the "red head" little girl with the pastries. A nice touch or connection to the region of filming, Richard Gere's character designed a museum honoring the natives of the region. See more »
The letter Vincent wrote to Olivia in his car is in different handwriting than the one shown later near the end of the film. See more »
This movie should be included in any 100 Best movie lists
The cinematography, the score, and Richard Gere's performance makes this one of my all time favorite movies.
Let's not look too deep. The story is all about making decisions and moving forward in life. We all have to make decisions in life and here is a great movie where a man was not happy with his present situation and couldn't get out of it. He wanted to but was conflicted. Gere just couldn't make a decision and when he finally decides his decision leads to his finding peace.
I have read the other reviews and I think that people didn't give this movie a chance. Yes it's simple, yes, we have seen the love triangle before, yes, we have seen Sharon Stone in this role before, but bring all those elements together include Richard Gere (who's best acting before this movie was in "Looking for Mr. Goodbar") and you have a great classic. I recommend turning up the sound at the end so that you can appreciate the score and how the music is a key character in the film.
Listen, I am not a Richard Gere fan but he is the most underrated actor in America. He is so good at his craft and has been doing it for so many years that you don't realize that he is working at it. There is a scene when he is parked in front of a diner and he makes a call to his girlfriend with his decision. This one scene is the best acting of his career because it's so natural and unlike Gere as you have seen him in other movies. Check it out...give it a chance....
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