Solomon & Gaenor
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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; Gaenor's father is not especially tolerant, and her brother is openly anti-Semitic, and… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A beautiful, gentle love story, fueled by the palpable chemistry between Gruffudd and Roberts."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"A satisfyingly old-fashioned love story."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"Unrelentingly grim, but effective love story."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"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."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Watching this romantic drama unfold, it is sad to see how religious bigotry can stamp out the hopes and dreams of two lovers."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"An unfortunate miss; the total equals considerably less than the sum of its admirable parts."
‑ Arthur Lazere,
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