Thursday, July 5, 2007
A warm movie on a cool, rainy summer night
What a wonderful, wonderful movie. It is comprised of many different glimpses of people in the various arrondissements of Paris. The connecting theme is love. There is young love, and older love, and mime love, and love of children. Most of the stories are light hearted, some are sad, all are thoughtful. We see Gena Rowlands and Emily Mortimer and Natalie Portman and Maggie Gyllenhaal and Juliette Binoche. And Bob Hoskins and Gérard Depardieu and Ben Gazzara and Nick Nolte and Steve Buscemi. And many other wonderful actors you may not have seen before but will certainly see again. Truly lovely stories all set in the city of love. We went with four other people and each of us came out filled with the wonder that comes from seeing an excellent movie. I loved it.