NEW LIFE (Nouvelle vie) is a made-in-the-USA product so why, I wonder, does it it need that French translation? One of its subsidiary characters lives in Paris; maybe that's the reason. The movie, co-written and directed by Drew Waters (shown below), begins with a hunky young man in a bathtub offering up a bit of narration that seems immediately troubling because it sounds a tad pompous, generic and clichéd. But then he tells us of his first and only love, whom he met when the two were seven years old (she's is missing her primary front teeth and waiting for that second set to appear). Cute. And sweet.
Love Story (Erich Segal variety) for the millennial set. It is professionally filmed, with a certain elegance that carries over right through to the end credits. When, at the 20-minute mark, what usually happens at the end of most rom-coms has already occurred, you will realize that you are in for something like long-term love. And so it is. Sort of.
Jonathan Patrick Moore and Erin Bethea, shown above and below) are just so cute together that this soon borders on the cutesy.
5 to 7.
Bill Cobbs (two photos up) and Terry O'Quinn, above. From Argentum Entertainment and running 90 minutes, the film opens this Friday, October 28, in 20 cities around the country. Click here to see all currently scheduled playdates with cities and theaters listed.