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A Very Long Engagement

9 Ratings: 4.2
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Release Date: November 26, 2004
MPAA Rating: R
1 review about A Very Long Engagement

A Magnificent, Touching Film

  • Jul 13, 2009
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In the mood to settle in and watch a film that is sweepingly majestic in its cinematography and achingly poignant in its story?  I thought so.

A Very Long Engagement is directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet ("Amelie") and based on the novel by Frenchman Sebastien Japrisot.  Viewers familiar with "Amelie" will expect a bit of charm, a bit of humor--even in the darkness of war time--a bit of quirkiness, and stellar performances that draw us in and nearly leave us breathless after each scene.  This film is part mystery, part romance, a puzzle to be solved, a dream to cling to as it were a gossamer thread wrenched by the gale force of war.  This is not a family film; there are brutal scenes of battle, sensuous scenes of passion.  But it is definitely a film to be watched again and again, as each and every item--lines, props, devices, even music--is designed to enhance the film.  Nothing is wasted.

A Very Long Engagement is one of the few films I have wanted to watch again the minute the credits began to roll.  Simply gorgeous.

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October 14, 2010
Sounds like a movie to savor and viewing it, time well spent.
 
July 14, 2009
I saw Amelie and loved it.....would love to see this film as well. Like you, if a film is that good, I can't wait to see it again. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
 
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