Scott Marks 12:30 p.m., July 26
The British homefront in the Second World War, invaded by an army of Americans who appear to have nothing to do with their days but pursue leisurely romances with the abandoned wives, fiancés, and girlfriends of limey soldiers. It's rather nice, as cautious and slow-to-develop as they are, how much meaning is gotten into the emotional commitments of the characters. It's not always nice, however, how much meaning is gotten, or attempted to be gotten, into each and every soft-focus, twinkle-eyed, radiant-complexioned closeup of a tight-mouthed actress named Lisa Eichhorn. What this politely observed movie has to say about the national character of the United States and England seems finally to be a little puny in relation to the massiveness of the production. With Richard Gere, Vanessa Redgrave, and William Devane; directed by John Schlesinger. 1979.