CINEMA: ABSOLUTELY FABULIST

OVERDOSING ON MAGIC REALISM IN A WALK IN THE CLOUDS

It's the year's cutest meet: she throws up on him, and it's love at first hurl. Victoria (Aitana Sanchez-Gijon) has reason to feel queasy: she's pregnant but unmarried and is taking a bumpy train ride home to break the news to her very traditional family, proprietors of a vast Napa Valley vineyard. Paul (Keanu Reeves, whose blankness is used to good effect) has reason to be open to any romantic possibility: it's 1945, he's just been mustered out of the army and has discovered that his hasty wartime marriage was a mistake. Besides, A Walk in the Clouds being in the...

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