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  • Summary: The story of the love triangle that is created when a widower seeks out the married woman he fell in love with forty years earlier.
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    100
    Films that achieve the dimension of seraphic embrace achieved by 'Innocence, as it explores a return to first love, are the rarest of the rare.
  2. If there's a more passionate love story out there, then I haven't had the privilege of seeing it.
  3. A beautiful, almost defiant film on an unusual subject: love among the elderly.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    75
    No situation could be more human, and it's one the youth-dominated film industry rarely touches.
  5. The film never quite shakes its self-consciousness about just how special it is and that is a hindrance.
  6. 70
    Paul Cox's admirers are sure to embrace this latest eruption of sincerity and sensitivity.
  7. 40
    It's all so overdetermined -- each encounter of the present-day lovers mirrors some moment from the long-ago day when they parted -- that it reduces their whole affair to a matter of last-minute revisionism.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Greg
    Sep 24, 2006
    9
    This is a beautiful film for all ages. The flashing back and forth between the young lovers and themselves as seniors is done tastefully and This is a beautiful film for all ages. The flashing back and forth between the young lovers and themselves as seniors is done tastefully and emotionally. The husband is played passionately and understandably. It would ruin the experience to say more. Thanks to the writer/director/camera operator/actors. A wonderful film about love. I would have given it 10, but I remain unsettled about one or two questions, which I feel should have been clearly answered and were not. Expand

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