Talk Of Angels (1998)

NICK HAMM

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5

USA, 1998.  Kan Zamia-a, Kanzaman, Polaris Pictures.  Screenplay by , , based on the novel by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by ,, .  Film Editing by , .  

Lush-looking Miramax cheese about an Irish lass () who is sent to live as a governess in war-torn Spain and ends up charming her employer () and his politically rebellious son (). Along the way she experiences the Spanish Civil War first-hand, makes friends with a compatriot governess (Frances McDormand) and grows up a little from the innocent maid she used to be, but with all its epic feel and beautiful locales the film never seems to manage to be more than a mild distraction. Fans of Spanish cinema will enjoy seeing its most respected actresses, including , Penelope Cruz and in supporting roles, but the film really belongs to Walker, and for all the charm and talent she’s showing she deserves for it to be better.

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