It is rare for an established middle-aged or older actor to be the actual age for the part they are playing in a film. This is especially true when they are very attractive. Almost invariably, they are playing someone younger than they actually are in real life. However, in this film, Richard Gere is playing a 42 year old man. At the time of filming, Mr. Gere had turned 43 years old only several months prior to the filming dates. 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 »
Richard Gere stars in this American-made remake of the 1970 film Les Choses de la vie of French Director Claude Sautet based on the novel by Paul Guimard. This time around Mark Rydell, who enjoyed success with On Golden Pond, Cinderella Liberty, The Rose and The Reivers among others is the director. Sharone Stone, Lolita Davidavich and Martin Landau round out the cast but this is clearly a Richard Gere film. Although I'm generally not a fan of Gere he is excellent in this. This does have the feel of a European film and although I've never seen the original I would like to. I'd likely find it better as a whole. This is a good drama and although not a big movie it has a good look to it. I would give this a 7.0 on a scale of 10 for it's likable story and performance by Richard Gere,
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