In Love and War

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Plot

Reporter Ernest Hemingway is an ambulance driver in Italy during World War I. While bravely risking his life in the line of duty…

Release Year: 1996

Rating: 5.6/10 (4,446 voted)

Director:
Richard Attenborough

Stars: Sandra Bullock, Chris O'Donnell, Mackenzie Astin

Storyline
Reporter Ernest Hemingway is an ambulance driver in Italy during World War I. While bravely risking his life in the line of duty, he is injured and ends up in the hospital, where he falls in love with his nurse, Agnes von Kurowsky.

Writers: Henry S. Villard, James Nagel

Cast:

Mackenzie Astin

Henry Villard


Chris O'Donnell

Ernest 'Ernie' Hemingway


Margot Steinberg

Mabel 'Rosie' Rose


Sandra Bullock

Agnes von Kurowsky


Alan Bennett

Porter


Ingrid Lacey

Elsie 'Mac' MacDonald


Terence Sach

Porter


Carlo Croccolo

Town Mayor


Tara Hugo

Katherine 'Gumshoe' De Long


Gigi Vivan

Italian Child


Giuseppe Bonato

Grandfather


Allegra Di Carpegna

Loretta Cavanaugh


Diane Witter

Adele Brown


Mindy Lee Raskin

Charlotte Anne Miller


Tracy Hostmyer

Ruth Harper

Taglines:
In war they found each other…In each other they found love…

Release Date: 24 January 1997

Filming Locations: Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy

Opening Weekend: $5,494,725
(USA)
(26 January 1997)
(1610 Screens)

Gross: $14,466,354
(USA)
(9 March 1997)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

This film's memorial dedication states: "This film is dedicated to: HENRY 'HARRY' S. VILLARD … 1900-1996 … IN LOVING MEMORY." [See: Henry S. Villard].

Goofs:

Continuity:
Ernie says his train leaves at 5:30 a.m., but when Agnes sees him off, it is bright daylight and the sun is nearly vertical.

Quotes:

Jimmy McBride:
I always play the hand I'm dealt.



User Review

This was a fabulous war/ biography movie!

Rating: 10/10

For those of you who have read Hemingway, you will be surprised and
captivated by the boyishness of the pre-war Hemingway that O'Donnell gives
us so beautifully. The episodes in the life of the author that are covered
by In Love and War are for the most part, not pretty. However, they give an
insight into the writing of America's greatest author that no other movie of
his work has ever done. Those who expected a movie version of A Farewell to
Arms did not receive it, because the autobiographical In Love and War does
not tell the same story that the semi-autobiographical book, A Farewell to
Arms did. In Love and War is far closer to the truth, as other Hemingway
scholars will attest. In that way, this movie is a valuable historical and
biographical resource for people interested in Hemingway and his experiences
in WWII Italy.

If you are watching this movie just for fun, however, and not to gain
insight into a book or an author's life, there is much here for you as well.
Bullock and O'Donnell have a wonderful chemistry, and the lighthearted
moments are weighed against a tale of great agony and suffering without
being preachy or too painful. There are serious moments, when the reality
of life and war come home to Ernest, and there are beautiful moments, when
Catherine explores Italy. It's a wonderful mix of the dramatic and the
light, without being overdone or showy. The realism is striking. I hope
that everyone who watches this movie enjoys it as much as I
did.