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A Little Romance (1979)


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The disarming comedy A Little Romance features Diane Lane as a 13-year-old American, living in Paris with her businessman stepfather (Arthur Hill) and her promiscuous mother (Sally Kellerman). Mom is currently enamored with pretentious-filmmaker David Dukes, and it is on the set of Dukes' latest picture that Lane meets another 13-year-old, insatiable French film buff Thelonious Bernard. A likeable street-smart petty thief and gambler, Bernard is instantly attracted to Lane. With the help of

Jan 7, 2003


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Absolutely delightful romance, so light of heart that it has the power to melt any cynic.

October 29, 2010 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Charming to the max with great Olivier turn.

April 20, 2006

Diane Lane's talent was obvious even at age 14.

September 2, 2004
Atlantic City Weekly

Like the rest of the film, Diane Lane is smart, pretty and charming in the most classical of senses.

January 26, 2004 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

George Roy Hill...wasn't afraid to entertain his audience with a good story, likeable characters, and a little schmaltz.

January 7, 2003
Movie Metropolis

Charming tale of adolescent romance that had me mooning after Diane Lane for years.

July 26, 2002
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

We all need a little romance, and George Roy Hill gives just the right potion.

May 10, 2001 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

A perfect combination of elements: engaging performances, romantic European locations, a buoyant score and a smart, observant screenplay

January 1, 2000 Full Review

Audience Reviews for A Little Romance

Super adorable. Two wicked smart kids, one French & one American, vow to "kiss under the Bridge of Sighs at sunset while the bells toll." When the girl, a super young Diane Lane, has to move back to America the two run off together with the help of Laurence Olivier. Teen romance and shenanigans ensue.
December 13, 2010

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April 4, 2007
jay nixon

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Not sure why I didn't like it as much as everyone else here, perhaps it's just a bit dated to me, yet young love will always be a timeless story.
March 6, 2012

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A Little Romance is actually a sweet and simple tale about young love that is sure to capture hearts. With its pretty interesting characters, light yet fascinating scenes, and lovely musical score, every minute was nothing less than charming. After seeing this little piece of jewel, I became in love with the idea of being in love a whole lot more.
October 16, 2012

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