A Little Romance
A Little Romance (1979)

The disarming comedy A Little Romance features Diane Lane as a 13-year-old American, living in Paris with her businessman stepfather (Arthur Hill) and her promiscuous mother (Sally Kellerman). Mom is currently enamored with… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 27, 1979
DVD Release Date: January 7, 2003
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Judith Martin
Washington Post

The intentional comedy in the film always seems on the verge of working, but then is quickly bludgeoned to death.

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Variety Staff

Fulcrum in script is the beneficent boulevardier, limned by Laurence Olivier in a modern refashioning of the old Maurice Chevalier role.

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Rachel Wagner
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A sweet endearing tale of teen love

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Frank Rich
TIME Magazine

The film's portrait of young love may be touching, but its most moving moments celebrate love of a different kind: the passion that movie professionals, both young and old, have for their craft.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

It's not one that'll win over hardened cynics.

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Matt Brunson
Film Frenzy

An absolutely delightful teen romance.

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Gary Arnold
Washington Post

Thanks to the heavy synthetic hand of director George Roy Hill, the potentially charming aspects of th kids' infatuation curdle into syrupy gruel.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

A Little Romance is so ponderous it seems almost mean spirited.

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Tom Hutchinson
Radio Times

Charming and entertaining fluff.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
Super adorable. Two wicked smart kids, one French & one American, vow to "kiss under the Bridge of Sighs at sunset while the bells toll." When the… More
Maymay Asahan
A Little Romance is actually a sweet and simple tale about young love that is sure to capture hearts. With its pretty interesting characters, light yet… More
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Leo L
Seen this over the weekend! A good movie. I predict Thelonious Bernard would have been a great actor after this.
Dannielle Albert
Not sure why I didn't like it as much as everyone else here, perhaps it's just a bit dated to me, yet young love will always be a timeless story.

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