A Little Romance
A Little Romance (1979)

The disarming comedy A Little Romance features Diane Lane as a 13-year-old American, living in Paris with her businessman stepfather (Arthur Hill) and her promiscuous mother (Sally Kellerman). Mom is currently enamored with… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 7, 2003
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank Rich
TIME Magazine

The film's portrait of young love may be touching, but its most moving moments celebrate love of a different kind: the passion that movie professionals, both young and old, have for their craft.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

It's not one that'll win over hardened cynics.

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Tom Hutchinson
Radio Times

Charming and entertaining fluff.

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Gary Arnold
Washington Post

Thanks to the heavy synthetic hand of director George Roy Hill, the potentially charming aspects of th kids' infatuation curdle into syrupy gruel.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

A Little Romance is so ponderous it seems almost mean spirited.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Completely charming.

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Variety Staff

Fulcrum in script is the beneficent boulevardier, limned by Laurence Olivier in a modern refashioning of the old Maurice Chevalier role.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It gives us two movie kids in a story so unlikely I assume it was intended as a fantasy. And it gives us dialog and situations so relentlessly cute we want to squirm.

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People Magazine

About the only good moment in this perfectly awful film occurs when director George Roy Hill screens some clips from his celebrated movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
Super adorable. Two wicked smart kids, one French & one American, vow to "kiss under the Bridge of Sighs at sunset while the bells toll." When the… More
Maymay Asahan
A Little Romance is actually a sweet and simple tale about young love that is sure to capture hearts. With its pretty interesting characters, light yet… More
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Leo L
Seen this over the weekend! A good movie. I predict Thelonious Bernard would have been a great actor after this.
Dannielle Albert
Not sure why I didn't like it as much as everyone else here, perhaps it's just a bit dated to me, yet young love will always be a timeless story.

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