A Walk in the Clouds


A Walk in the Clouds

Critics Consensus

A Walk in the Clouds aims for sweeping period romance, but quickly unravels thanks to a miscast leading man and a story that relies on cheap melodrama.



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Veteran Paul Sutton is having difficulty forgetting the recent horrors of WWII, and his self-absorbed wife isn't helping matters. One day, Paul meets a distraught pregnant woman whose boyfriend has abandoned her. To help out, Paul poses as her husband for her family and finds himself in a difficult situation.


Keanu Reeves
as Paul Sutton
Aitana Sánchez-Gijón
as Victoria Aragon
Anthony Quinn
as Don Pedro Aragon
Giancarlo Giannini
as Alberto Aragon
Angélica Aragón
as Marie Jose Aragon
Evangelina Elizondo
as Guadelupe Aragon
Freddy Rodriguez
as Pedro Aragon Jr
Debra Messing
as Betty Sutton
Roberto Huerta
as Jose Luis
Ismael Gallegos
as Jose's Musical Son
Don Amendolia
as Father Coturri
Gregory Paul Martin
as Armistead Knox
Mary Pat Gleason
as Bus Driver
Joseph Lindsey
as Lout No. 2
Mark Matheisen
as Soldier No. 1
Brad Rea
as Soldier No. 2
Macon McCalman
as Conductor
Ivory Ocean
as Truck Driver
Fred Burri
as Swiss Yodler
Joe Troconis
as Man at Gate
Loren Sitomer
as Ten-Year-Old Boy
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Critic Reviews for A Walk in the Clouds

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Audience Reviews for A Walk in the Clouds

  • Nov 15, 2011
    A syrupy movie - about love and honour. Actually I didn't mind Keanu's acting, but the ending of the movie - with the fire and the vine is pure crap.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Aug 02, 2010
    This is a movie about a man Paul Sutton (Keanu Reeves) who meets Victoria, the daughter of a wealthy vineyard owner. Victoria is on her way home and is terrified of what her conservative father will do when he learns she is not married and pregnant. Paul impulsively offers to help her by posing as her husband for one night, unaware that doing so will change both of their lives forever. You really feel for the girl, and the predicament she's gotten into. While it's admirable of Paul to want to help her out, but you know what's going to happen!
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 15, 2010
    a good movie but the part where all the things were burning at the end didn't look that realistic , parts of the movie were interesting and others not so much
    Paul A Super Reviewer
  • Apr 07, 2009
    In this atmospheric romantic drama, Keanu_Reeves plays Paul Sutton, who has just returned home from a stretch in the Army during World War II. Still reeling from the horrors of war, Paul wants to settle down and start a farm, but his wife Betty (Debra_Messing), whom he met and impulsively married shortly before shipping out, has arranged for him to take a job as a salesman peddling chocolates. While taking a sales trip to another town, he befriends a beautiful but distraught young woman, Victoria Aragon (Aitana Sanchez-Gijon). While away at college, Victoria met and fell in love with a young man and soon became pregnant; however, when her boyfriend discovered she was expecting, he abandoned her. She returns home full of shame and fearful of her father's reaction. But Paul gets an idea -- he'll pose as her husband and leave after a day or two, so when she's left alone with the child, the disgrace will be on him, not her. Victoria agrees, and Paul joins Victoria as she arrives at her family's estate in the California wine country. Most of the Aragon family take to Paul readily enough, especially Grandfather Don Pedro (Anthony_Quinn), but Victoria's father, Alberto (Giancarlo_Giannini), senses something amiss between the young couple. A Walk In The Clouds was the first American film from director Alfonso_Arau, who previously made the international hit Like_Water_For_Chocolate.
    Martin D Super Reviewer

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