Cinema: Quick Cuts

JEREMY captures young love—its humor and giddiness as well as its melancholy—with wistful affection. Too wistful, in fact. Jeremy (Robby Benson) is a precocious, upper-middle-class New York kid who aspires to be a cellist.

"Music expresses love and parting simultaneously," says Jeremy's shrewd, strict teacher (Leonardo Cimino). "It expresses life. Play it that way." Jeremy meets Susan (Glynnis O'Connor) at school one day, talks with her about the busy loneliness that seems to trouble them both, and falls in love with her.

Benson and O'Connor bring real warmth and urgency to the deepening...

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