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      Guinevere

      R 1999 1 hr. 44 min. Romance List
      86% 35 Reviews Tomatometer 53% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Harper Sloane (Sarah Polley) is a young woman from a privileged background who feels stifled by her family. When she meets Connie Fitzpatrick (Stephen Rea), an older man who's a photographer, she's intrigued, and is tempted to run away with him to become his muse and apprentice. She then finds out he's a bit of a cad and returns to her family. But not for long. The couple decide to go off to Los Angeles together, and along the way Harper finally begins to chase her dream of being an artist. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Nov 01 Buy Now

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      Steve D Polly is really good but the story is just too uncomfortable. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 09/22/23 Full Review James B The Jazz soundtrack was the only redeeming feature of this cinematic exercise in absurdity. I can't believe I sat through the whole thing. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 07/18/23 Full Review Audience Member The greatest 01 hour: and 44 minutes ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review david f This was a strong attempt at capturing the ambiguity and complexity of a love affair between a young artistic woman and an older photographer with a drinking problem. It was even-handed and insightful with some good acting and drama which was never overly melodramatic or unbelievable. It also nicely captures the kind of hostile or unfriendly family environment which leads people to seek strong friendships and loves in somewhat inappropriate or misguided places. It was mature, funny, and not a little sad. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I liked this story. A coming of age girl who wants to break from her awkwardness and be the center of attention without realizing that she wanted it meets a man who recognizes it and gains a mutual benefit as he doesn't like to become too vulnerable by being the burden of aging...not really a mid life crisis, it's just the way he chooses to finish his life. Once the girls become women and he's made them stand on their own and be able to take care of someone else then he has them leave him knowing that they will be ready for their next relationship or stage in life. He's not mistreating them, he's not cheating on them, it's a mutual benefit that he and his "Guinevere" find in each other. I can relate in my own "coming of age" when I went through relationships that ended where you learn and move on and mine were never this cordial after the break up. I'm 31 and I really wasn't bothered with the age difference- the intimate scenes were tastefully done and more like an intro so you know what happened verses watching it happen. I personally wouldn't date someone that much younger or older than me but May-December relationships are out there so to each their own. It is however a movie where there is no guessing at all about what will happen, and some of Harper's lines during the first part of the movie had me rolling my eyes. The "insecurity" came across as too over the top to take seriously and there were some major hokey moments that were gag worthy that I'm assuming I was supposed to find beautifully quirky and liberating (example: "throne" on the roof scene gaaaahhhg) Overall it was a nice character study that was refreshingly different. Worth a watch at least once but not one you'd likely want to buy. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Very satisfying romantic drama and character study. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly Rated: A- Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Globe and Mail Rated: 3.5/4 Mar 19, 2002 Full Review Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times Rated: 3/5 Feb 14, 2001 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 4/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jul 25, 2005 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid Gives us a working relationship in progress rather than the usual Hollywood sitcom. Rated: 3/4 Feb 27, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Harper Sloane (Sarah Polley) is a young woman from a privileged background who feels stifled by her family. When she meets Connie Fitzpatrick (Stephen Rea), an older man who's a photographer, she's intrigued, and is tempted to run away with him to become his muse and apprentice. She then finds out he's a bit of a cad and returns to her family. But not for long. The couple decide to go off to Los Angeles together, and along the way Harper finally begins to chase her dream of being an artist.
      Director
      Audrey Wells
      Executive Producer
      Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, Beau Flynn, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein, Stefan Simchowitz, John Thompson, Boaz Davidson
      Screenwriter
      Audrey Wells
      Production Co
      Miramax
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 14, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $614.2K
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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