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For the Moment (1996)

For the Moment (1996)

For the Moment





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This Canadian film presents and old-fashioned war time romance. It is set during 1942 in Manitoba and traces the doomed affair between a young farmer's wife whose husband is fighting abroad and a dashing Australian pilot. The pilot has come to train in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan of Canada. When the pilot, Lachlan, is not training, he is surreptitiously wooing Lill, the farmer's wife. At the other end of town, Betsy who supports her two kids by bootlegging, charges for her services. She gets involved with Zeek, an American flight instructor.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Aaron Kim Johnston
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 20, 2004
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


Bruce Boa
as Mr. Anderson
Tyler Woods
as Charlie
David Warburton
as Commander Levin
Ari Cohen
as Cecil
Guy Stewart
as Richard
Grant Dilworth
as Navigation Instructo...
Curtis Sali
as Dipper's Cronie No. ...
Sean Bowie
as Dipper's Cronie No. ...
Alistair Abell
as Airman No. 1
Riel Langlois
as Frenchie
Clement Nelson
as Black Dancer
David Cowie
as Controller
Steve James Young
as New Zealander
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Critic Reviews for For the Moment

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Convincingly shows how men and women in love during wartime wrestled with the contradictory demands of loneliness, desire, conscience, community, and erotic passion

Full Review… | August 26, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for For the Moment

I have to watch this movie every time it shows up on our TV. The story is interesting - dealing with life, love and death in a World War II pilot training school in my backyard.

The movie was filmed in Manitoba - and I recognize most of the scenery. I love Pachebel's Canon which is featured in the movie. Russell Crowe is pretty good as a young leading man.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer

"For the Moment is a film that suffers from two opposite extremes. The first half of the film is incredibly slow and uneventful, while the second half is over-the-top drama with nothing but dying, crying and goodbying (excuse my rhyming)."

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Snipes .

Overall For the Moment succeeds at what it wants to be: a weepy love story. It's not an epic by any means, but it is pleasant, which isn't such a bad thing. Early Northern Hemisphere role for Crowe.

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