Anthony Minghella, who has already given us Mr. Wonderful and Truly, Madly,
Deeply, seems to have a desire to specialize in films about relationships that,
at some point in the story, will touch the audience's heart and possibly bring a
tear to the eye. Americans especially love this kind of fare, as attested to by
the popularity of such films as A Guy Named Joe, An Affair to Remember,
Magnificent Obsession, and Ghost. There seems to be big territory for Tony
to conquer out there. Great performances by all involved and a special tribute
to producer Sol Zaentz for persevering even when the finances on the film ran
into trouble; also one for the Weinstein bros. of Miramax who rescued it from
financial demise. Here's an example of a film that almost didn't make it to the
movie theatres because of administrators and financiers who knew better.
Time for reassessment, Hollywood? Bound to pick up a lot of Oscars® beyond
any reasonable doubt.
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