Warmth & Exotica
Mark A. Knight | ST. PETERSBURG, FL United States | 09/18/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have always loved Julie Christie, and have been cold towards Burt Reynolds. His white trash-stud-with-sense-of-humor has never appealed to me. But he has done a wonderful job of aging with dignity, at least on film. This latest DVD confirms that he makes a great character actor, who still exudes sex appeal. Christie...well, she is just as luminous as when she walked down the black and white English streets of Billy Liar. And her acting has reached a point that compares favorably with Meryl Streep, Katherine Hepburn, Vivien Leigh, and Garbo. She has aged with dignity, and honesty. I can't imagine Jane Fonda or Faye Dunaway showing their growth lines in close-up with such unconcern. A true Beauty never grows old, she matures and shines brighter."
Eolake | Lancashire, United Kingdom | 11/01/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know what all the negative reviews were about, I found the film very enjoyable. Sweet and funny, well acted and filmed."
sleepy_bn | 07/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Every character in this movie was true and real, although the plot was a little off. This movie involved an old bookseller in Amsterdam who couldn't forget the images of his old flame from some 20 years ago. A young girl who was searching for herself and ended up in Amsterdam, and the girl's mother.The tale was quite simple and effective. I particularly enjoyed the view of Amsterdam in a fog, the streets in the night, the boats on the river and the crowds. The old bookstore looks very much like the old bookstores I visited before. Carmen Chaplin was very charming, she is the granddaughter of the great Charles Chaplin.After viewing the movie, I felt warm and sentimental. If you believe in true love, happenstance and serendipity, then this is the movie for you."