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½ December 26, 2012
This film is suitable for really any audience with the possible exception of young children due to nudity and sex. The concepts and themes are universal to all and can be understood or at least listened to by any class, race, or group of people. However, those offended by nudity or displays of sexuality should refrain from viewing, but the screenplay is tastefully written. For those viewers willing to ponder the themes, characters, and other elements a good deal the movie is worth while. Although, the fast-paced plot really suggests a second viewing for those interested in a more educational experience. Dempsey plays young, confused, and in love Michael very well. The father, Mr. D'Arc, was very convincing even if he was a minor character. The rest of the cast seemed a little amateur, but overall the thought process revealed in this film makes it worth seeing even if it does lack in other areas.
½ February 21, 2009
To its credit, the film is well cast and boasts imaginative production design, but is neither particularly funny nor emotionally credible.
April 17, 2014
One line summary: A fine comedy about a duck out of water with an eccentric family.

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Gabriella invites Michael to spend Christmas with the family in Quebec City. This includes the mother and father, plus sisters Simone and Irenka, and Irenka's boyfriend Nick.

Michael runs afoul of just about everything. Gabriella tells him she is no longer in love with him. Gabriella's mother is a fairly strict Catholic who believes in avoiding sex before marriage. The family dog does not seem to like him.

In a sub-thread, the grandmother is ill, and periodically escapes from the hospital to be with her dead husband at their previous home. While looking for Granny, Michael falls down a shaft. Granny discovers him, and they go back to where Granny lived with her husband, also named Michael.

Michael gets a second round of this when the others go skiing, Nick goes for petrol, and Michael thinks he's alone with her. Michael finds Granny's long missing 'summer shoes.' When he tries to present her with them, he finds that Granny has gone to yet another house.

On the way back to the hospital, Granny's health plummets. Nick and Michael don't quite get her back in time. The funeral was held before Christmas. Nick leaves after the viewing. At Christmas, things are a bit somber. Michael meets (yes, mysterious) Young Granny at the family tomb.

Michael has farewell discussions before he goes home.

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Cinematography: 10/10 Professional presentation, start to finish.

Sound: 9/10 The actors were properly miked, and most of the incidental music was well-chosen.

Acting: 8/10 Patrick Dempsey was brilliant, as were Lila Kedrova, Andre Gregory, Florinda Bolkan, and Sanna Vraa. Jennifer Connelly was hard to recognise, and was more irritating than anything else.

Screenplay: 8/10 Clever and mature.
May 29, 2012
This movie is so good. I guess the photography, the mansion, the snowy landscape, and the girls are the perfect set for Dempsey's character development. Silly, dreamy, jealous, lost, generous and most of all lucky. I wish that was me living in that house with all those crazy beautiful girls.
November 20, 2012
This film suffered from bad advertisement. Viewers expecting a Jennifer Connelly/ Patrick Dempsey romantic comedy will be disappointed, but those who will appreciate Botticelli motifs, Faulkner references, and a whimsical yet touching meditation on the "mysteries of women" will come away pleasantly surprised. Dempsey's relationship with Lila Kedrova is sweet and uplifting, and the meditations on the nature of women by Andre Gregory are a fitting close to a lighthearted, thoughtful film.
½ January 24, 2012
Not bad, but not really good either. It does have it's sexy moments, though.
October 26, 2007
This is one of my favorite movies, period. It's far off-center, but even granting that the low audience rating is a head-scratcher. The heart of the movie isn't the relationship between Patrick Dempsey and Jennifer Connelly; it's the one between Dempsey and the wonderful, luminous Lila Kedrova. Give it a try - and give yourself over to it. A gem.
October 8, 2011
the only reason to watch this is J.Connelly showcasing her perfect body
½ September 25, 2011
What the hell was going on?
August 29, 2011
This movie was horrible! It was weird, silly, and depressing. The plot meandered around a lot, starting with the boy being invited to spend X-mas week in Quebec with his girlfriend who dumps him when he arrives, and ending up with him holding the girlfriend's grandmother as she dies in the car on the way back to the nursing home! I was under the impression that this movie would be more of a sex romp than a depressing look at dementia, loss of loved ones, and death! I think there was also a "get religion" message as well with the oddball naked father being an atheist and the boy too with the grandmother telling him that he was missing a lot by not believing in god. I only continued to watch this messed up movie to see where it would end. Don't see this one, it sucks!
May 23, 2011
wouldn't watch it again. it was slow and kinda boring. i kept waiting for something exciting to happen and nothing did. and the plot seemed all over the place. i didn;t get it.
Super Reviewer
September 6, 2010
This romance movie is slow moving, somewhat funny and entertaining, got some good actors, but in the end not that good.
August 9, 2010
Not what I was expecting to see. It was drama with a sweet side rather than a romantic comedy. Dempsey was funny, and it actually wasn't a bad movie. It had a sweet story. ok.
½ July 2, 2010
The cast made this movie work.
I also thought of other movies with the cast members.
½ June 30, 2010
I had never heard of this film until Hulu recommended it. Got a lot better in the last 30 minutes or so.
June 4, 2010
A very pleasant surprise of a movie. Somewhat typical of 80s movies in style, but the plot is rather captivating. Give it a shot.
Super Reviewer
December 6, 2008
Not what I was expecting to see. It was drama with a sweet side rather than a romantic comedy. It was alright to see once but wouldn't try to see it again.
½ March 6, 2010
Truly weird, but ultimately sweet and refreshing.
December 25, 2009
The movie was a bit strange at times but it was nice to see the young faces of some well known people like Patrick Dempsey and Jennifer Connelly.
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