Head in the Clouds

2004

Head in the Clouds

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16%

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Reviews Counted: 91

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61%
Average Rating: 3.4/5

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A young Cambridge student gets involved with a budding photographer in the years before WWII. Their relationship gets severed as he heads to Spain to fight fascism. They are later reunited when she puts her life on the line to save him.

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Critic Reviews for Head in the Clouds

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Audience Reviews for Head in the Clouds

Head in the Clouds is OK. What are you going to do when you meet your soulmate? Even the ending is believable, although I've seen the same ending in a few WW 2 movies.

Red Lats
Red Lats

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In a city of glamour at a time of decadence they met. An aristocrat, a soldier of conscience, and an entertainer. Together they shared a deep passion.

Wahida K
Wahida K

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½

Okay for a bit. After a while I fast forwarded to the end.

Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

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[font=Century Gothic]"Head in the Clouds" starts out at Cambridge University in 1933. Guy(Stuart Townsend) is a scholarship student from Ireland. A very wet and beautiful Gilda(Charlize Theron) stumbles into his room one rainy night. After Guy helps her out of her dress, they spend a platonic night together. A beautiful friendship is born which evolves into an on-again/off-again relationship. Guy eventually moves in with Gilda in Paris to become her assistant while she pursues a career in photography. Completing the triangle is Mia(Penelope Cruz) who is a Spanish refugee/ex-stripper with a limp who was rescued by Gilda and now has dreams of becoming a nurse.[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]The first half of "Head in the Clouds" is not bad but when the movie turns serious in the second half, it gets extremely ponderous and credibility goes out the window. I do suppose the writer/director wanted to make a statement but fails miserably. But it is certainly well-photographed.(A tip of the hat to the cinematographer.) And Charlize Theron, conveying the perfect combination of sexiness and vulnerability, is simply too good for low-level soap opera material like this. [/font]

Walter M.
Walter M.

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