Renata Bella feels like a failure at life and career. But when Renata attends a seminar on selling real estate, she finally finds True Love. Sam Sharpe, while a top-notch, successful ...
See full summary »
Renata Bella feels like a failure at life and career. But when Renata attends a seminar on selling real estate, she finally finds True Love. Sam Sharpe, while a top-notch, successful salesman, is much older than Renata. She is swept away by his excessively flamboyant style and irrepressible nature. The very traits she finds romantic, however, lead to repeated conflict with her family, especially her beloved father Joe, leaving Renata trapped in the middle.Written by
When Renata is reclining on the bed watching old home movies, then Sam redirects and refocuses the image onto Renata's very-pregnant belly, then we see the projector from the other side of the bed: It's projecting light at a much-broader angle than would fit on her belly. See more »
What am I talking about? I'm trying to tell that from the first minute I ever saw you... Renata, look at you. Look at you! Everything you do: the way you eat your food, the way you put on your shoes, the way your eyes are looking at my mouth when I'm talking to you. Renata, you name anything you do - the way you hug your mother, the way you talk to your family - you move me!
See more »
I found this movie/the story mesmerizing. Holly Hunter is exceptional, but then the entire cast is perfect. I don't share the thought that Dreyfuss' character was obnoxious. I think he was just full of life and willing to lay it on the line, all the time, because you only go around once. Hence the title, Once Around.
He didn't play it safe. I had a hard time understanding why the Bella family could not accept him. They had nothing to lose and everything to gain by developing their relationship with him.
I actually felt the family members were envious of Renata and Sam and their love for each other.
It's a great study in family dynamics. It's well-worth watching. I'm going to watch it again, today.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this