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      The Republic of Love

      Released Sep 11, 2003 1 hr. 36 min. Romance List
      44% 9 Reviews Tomatometer 48% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Divorced three times, a disc jockey (Bruce Greenwood) falls for a curator (Emilia Fox) who has a boring boyfriend. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member This is a beautiful story and I loved the ending. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Quite a nice film, despite the porno music in love scenes and the Bollywood between scene music. I enjoyed the many views on love, from many generations. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Deepa Mehta has a good reputation for art house type movies set in India. This movie, based on a well-known novel by Carol Shields, was Mehta's big chance to show she can do a North American style romantic comedy (she wrote and directed it). The answer's in: she can't. Back to India, Deepa. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Um, how have I never heard of this movie?? Admittedly some of the visuals were WAY over-the-top, but overall, I found this to be one of the best modern love stories I've seen. Though the characters meet in a very star-crossed way, their love is mature and very realistic. The couple's chemistry was palpable and believable, and Greenwood in particular delivered a great performance. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Your standard issue lonely people meet and sparks fly movie, the kind one watches with ice cream (women) or booze (men). For what it is it is a well done movie. Emilia Fox is gorgeous (well my kind of gorgeous woman at least), the film works very well with Toronto as the back drop. Glad I picked it up in the library, a nice harmless (in a good way) movie to watch. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member way to spend lazy sunday morning (snowing outside, stuck in a downtown-high-rise). script was good, but screenplay was so so. really, who has conquered "the fear of disenchantment"? time to get lunch, hit the gym & get back to a more boring subject, (information technology) homework for monday! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Peter Howell Toronto Star A quaintly uncomplicated romance that struggles to keep up with the quality of its acting. Rated: 2/5 Feb 13, 2004 Full Review Liam Lacey Globe and Mail The charisma of the cast goes a long way to bring warmth to this story of winter love. Rated: 2.5/4 Feb 13, 2004 Full Review Christopher Null Filmcritic.com Wintry symbolism has never felt so forced -- and in a film that ought to have been played as a romantic comedy, it's never been more out of place, either. Rated: 2.5/5 Jul 25, 2004 Full Review Louis B. Hobson Jam! Movies Mehta's screenplay never effectively addresses one of the major themes of the story. Rated: 2.5/5 Feb 13, 2004 Full Review Bruce Kirkland Jam! Movies A modest endeavour but there is much to quietly savour here. Rated: 3.5/5 Feb 13, 2004 Full Review Brian Gibson Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Alberta) The tiresome zaniness and Seinfeldian conceits might be forgivable if the romantic plot weren't so full of empty truisms and nonsense lines that would stump a Zen monk. Feb 12, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Divorced three times, a disc jockey (Bruce Greenwood) falls for a curator (Emilia Fox) who has a boring boyfriend.
      Director
      Deepa Mehta
      Screenwriter
      Deepa Mehta, Esta Spalding
      Distributor
      Helkon SK
      Production Co
      Dan Films
      Genre
      Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 11, 2003, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 20, 2016
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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