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Story

This disastrous 1996 film by Sir Richard Attenborough was meant to be part of his informal series of movies about great men, including Gandhi, Chaplin, Cry Freedom (the Steven Biko story), and Shadowlands (C.S. Lewis). In Love and War is a recounting of young Ernest Hemingway's World War I love affair with Red Cross nurse Agnes von Kurowsky, who was eight years older than he and who became the basis for the Catherine Barkley character in A Farewell to Arms. O'Donnell is terrible, in a word, and Bullock mostly seems out of sorts when playing someone real. Except for the scene in which Hemingway is introduced, fearlessly making his way to a trench under heavy bombardment, you have no idea that this person O'Donnell "portrays" will eventually change the direction of American literature. For a much better experience, look toward Attenborough's previous works. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Widescreen
  • Closed-captioned
  • Dolby

Cast

Mackenzie AstinHenry Villard
Chris O'DonnellErnest 'Ernie' Hemingway
Margot SteinbergMabel 'Rosie' Rose
Sandra BullockAgnes von Kurowsky
Alan BennettPorter
Diane WitterAdele Brown
Tracy HostmyerRuth Harper
Colin StintonTom Burnside
Raffaello DegruttolaFrancesco
Todd CurranSkip Talbot
Nick BrooksLouis Burton
Tom Goodman-HillHouston Kenyon

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Richard Attenborough
  • Producer: New Line
  • Length: 113 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 24, 1997
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 3, 2004
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