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For the Moment (1996)

For the Moment (1996)





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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.


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 Instructor
Curtis Sali
as Dipper's Cronie No. 1
Sean Bowie
as Dipper's Cronie No. 2
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 (3) | Top Critics (1)

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

"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)." Full review at:

Snipes .
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.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

you have to love this movie. the story may not be great...but Crowe was never more PERFECT ever.... :O...

Emily Keefe
Emily Keefe

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