A Little Romance (1979) Warner Archives Feb 11th 2020
Directed By: George Roy Hill
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Diane Lane, Thelonious Bernard, Arthur Hill, Broderick Crawford, Anna Massey
Diane Lane was only fourteen years old when she made her screen debut in George Roy Hill's A Little Romance (1979). She has gone onto be nominated for an Oscar and has been working steadily for over four decades. Lauren (Diane Lane) is a spirited American teenager living in France while her mother shots a film. She meets a french film lover named Daniel (Thelonious Bernard) and the pair quickly fall in love and begin a whirlwind romance. The quirky Julius (Laurence Oliver) aids them in their journey. On paper this seems like the kind of movie I dont think I would gravitate towards. However I am happy I gave this a chance.
Warner Archives 2k restoration of this film looks great. The on location photography really looks stunning with this brand new print. Faces look natural and nothing looks over blown or washed out. Once again WA has given some love and care with this transfer. The sound is also great sporting a robust 2.0 Mono soundtrack. No features are included. Overall this is a fun movie and it looks and sounds great. Worth picking up!