Head In The Clouds details
|Starring:||David La Haye, Thomas Kretschmann, Stuart Townsend, Karine Vanasse, Penelope Cruz, Charlize Theron, Steven Berkoff|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Head In The Clouds
|Run time:||1 hour 56 minutes|
|Rental release:||04 Jul 2005|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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The Littlest Epic That Never WasBy David Levy from Totteridge, London , 22 Sep 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Of course, you can throw all the money in the world at film in an attempt to make things look more polished, and to gloss over an otherwise boring experience.
However, when the money is not there, you must rely on the classic film devices - character, story line and that magic hook which grabs the audience and nevers lets go. Head In The Clouds in one such film.
Budgetry constriants do show up the screen, and it feels as though an epic movie is being made elsewhere. Sets are often the aftermath of an attack, or just before a big event. Reading reviews of this film elsewhere on the web, many thought this was to the film's detrement. It is not. It grounds the characters, and allows us to take in the gravity of the situation going on around them.
Charlize Theron, Stuart Townsend and Penelope Cruz are all excellent as the 3 eventual friends who seperate. All bring their own energy to 3 very different characters, with Theron the stand out as the rebel socialite who floats from man to man.
Head In The Clouds is a wonderful story, and a rather lovely movie. It will appeal to romantics and fans of well made, talky dramas. Rent with confidence
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beautiful sets and costumes through the 20s-40sBy lele_poco (46 reviews) from Croydon , 12 May 2012This film spans over many years and with it we have some lovely sets and costumes.
Set in Paris and England, we get a glimpse of both cultures. Following 2 young lovers who are separated by class differences and beliefs; Gilda leads a very privileged and glamorous lifestyle while Guy refuses to ignore the dire state of the war around him.
It is long, but the film does cover a long period of time.
I lost interest slightly, but only slightly
Stuart Townsend's Irish accent was very nice to listen to!
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Unexpectedly impressive and compellingBy Pickle15 (4 reviews) from Fareham , 14 Sep 2011For some reason, I was not expecting to be impressed by this film. Perhaps it was the title which implied it would be a little flimsy, but it is far from feeble. Instead, it is incredibly striking, and leaves its viewers reeling from its emotional and historical intensity. At its heart is Irish scholar Guy Maylon (Stuart Townsend), whom the film follows from the inter-war period to the end of World War II, the plots core being his consuming relationship with the brazen and carefree Gilda (Charlize Theron); their close friendship with Mia (Penelope Cruz), a refugee from Spain forms a very strong subplot. Although at first it seems to lack substance and later has one or two weak moments, it tackles serious political and social issues from the period in a very hard-hitting and poignant way, as the characters become embroiled firstly in the Spanish Civil War and then the Second World War. Townsend, Theron and Cruz work together remarkably well as the trio of unlikely but tight-knit friends and lovers, each testing the others morals and convictions. Dramatic and steeped in passion, it is almost on a par with other romantic historical epics like The English Patient, and it deserves to be recognised as such.
Excellent productionBy a customer from OXON , 03 Apr 2011Although I found the main charactors to have been too selfish to empathise with, their relationship from 1933-1944 builds and grows with some interesting sub-plots. Worth a look if period drama/romances are your thing
Head above the CloudsBy Minopater (261 reviews) from Wallington , 04 Sep 2010I don't know what to make of this film. The concept of following the protagonists through three decades of their changing lives is an ambitious one but it does expose the limitations of the producers' budget, paticularly in the WW2 scenes towards the end.At times it struggles to convince but overall it is entertaining and worth a view.
Head in the CloudsBy pigsnoseinn (12 reviews) from Kingsbridge , 06 Aug 2010Very dull and unbelievable. How could such an attractive girl fall for such a wimp..well she wouldn't..and Penelope Cruz seemed to be bored all the way through the film like I was...