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Solomon & Gaenor (1999)

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67

Average Rating: 7/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 2

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A romantic drama about love that blooms against all odds, Solomon and Gaenor is set in Wales in 1911. Solomon (Ioan Gruffudd) is a door-to-door salesman who peddles fabric, and Gaenor (Nia Roberts) is the meek but unhappy daughter of a laboring family. The two meet while Solomon is making his rounds, and it's love at first sight, despite the fact he can barely speak Welsh, having been raised in an English-speaking village. Matters become more complicated when it's discovered Solomon is a Jew;

Jan 30, 2001

Sony Pictures Classics

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All Critics (48) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (19) | Rotten (8) | DVD (1)

A beautiful, gentle love story, fueled by the palpable chemistry between Gruffudd and Roberts.

December 28, 2004 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Unrelentingly grim, but effective love story.

May 12, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Watching this romantic drama unfold, it is sad to see how religious bigotry can stamp out the hopes and dreams of two lovers.

March 16, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

A satisfyingly old-fashioned love story.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Around the one-hour mark, the plot gets more maudlin by the minute, climaxing with an ending that's not only predictable but almost laughable.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

An unfortunate miss; the total equals considerably less than the sum of its admirable parts.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: culturevulture.net
culturevulture.net

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