In Love and War


Action / Biography / Drama / Romance / War

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 11% · 28 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 50% · 10K ratings
IMDb Rating 5.9/10 10 9120 9.1K

Top cast

Sandra Bullock as Agnes von Kurowsky
Doreen Mantle as Emilia
Chris O'Donnell as Ernest Hemingway
Noah Reid as Boy
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23.976 fps
1 hr 53 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by signlady 6 / 10

Tolerable for what it is . . .

I found this movie tolerable for what it is - and it is a movie VERY LOOSELY referencing a true story. I think 'based on' is just too defining. This is a portrayal based on a few letters - and even the words in those real letters written by the gal herself were just one small side of the story.

I read a few reviews where people felt this portrayal of E. H was in no way accurate.

I guess for everyone who felt that way, they must be still be the exact same person they were at 20 as they are at 60?

Still, for some reason, I do feel O'Donnell was miscast as E. H. But the lack of intense chemistry between the actors &/or the characters was useful - because this relationship was never meant to be. Honestly, and I don't mean to negate the need or importance of it - but the number of short-lived romances that occur in war out of need & fear & many other emotions - is endless. They're meaningful in the moment - realistically most participants understand that. I think E. H. didn't want that fact to be true. To me, that whole concept what the movie portrays.

I can certainly imagine him as a competitive, brash 20 year old with idealistic expecations of war - and I did like that the movie portrayed he 'grew up' at least a little bit during his time in Italy. But nothing but decades matures us physically, mentally, & emotionally, and then, many are terribly stunted in one or both of the latter two.

As for his later writing about war - it's largely from observation rather than participation. That's the gifted writer. They don't necessarily have to and many never personally experience the stuff they write. So why expect or demand that of them?

As far as a war-romance-drama goes this was entertaining on that level only.

Don't go in expecting a completely true story. Don't leave it thinking you saw history.

Just accept the genre for what it is.

Reviewed by aalia 9 / 10

Excellent film, but just one thing..

This is an amazing film with an ending that is so true to life... It deserves a 9/10 for portraying a side of reality which Hollywood rarely dares to show.

One piece of criticism I have is that there is an implication at the end of the film that Hemingway suicided because of his failed relationship with Agnes. However, it is unlikely that this is the case. After writing brilliant pieces of literature, especially in the late 1920s, Hemingway's writing took a downward turn and he could no longer meet the high standards in the literature world that he, himself, had set. Depressed, he was often writing under the influence of alcohol in an attempt to 'enhance' his work. Nonetheless, these pieces were still unable to please his critics, and it was during this stage in his life that he committed suicide.

For interest: Ernest and Agnes occasionally wrote to each other afterwards, but one of Agnes' boyfriends burnt the letters that Ernest wrote to her, including the his reply to her letter breaking up their love relationship.

Reviewed by HotToastyRag 7 / 10

Surprisingly sweet

In this surprisingly sweet romantic drama, audiences are treated to a young Ernest Hemingway as he falls in love with his nurse during World War One. Usually, the films about Hemingway are after his fame, turning him into a caricature of wordiness and blunt emotion, but this one shows him as a regular soldier who falls in love.

Chris O'Donnell and Sandra Bullock are the unlikely pairing, and even if you don't think they'll make a convincing couple, they have great chemistry together. They both know that wartime romances are fragile and might not work out, but they can't ignore the calling of their hearts. This is a Hollywood version of the story, but in real life, Hemingway did fall in love with his nurse in Italy and continued to write about her throughout his career. If you've ever seen or read A Farewell to Arms, watch this movie to see the inspiration! I'm not even a very big Hemingway fan and I enjoyed this movie. It's sweet and romantic without being vulgar, and it's dramatic, hopeful, tasteful, and shows why Hemingway would continue to write about this part of his life.

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