I really enjoyed The Romantics last night. I've never seen a film that laced together so authentically the tensions between desire and duty. The scene between Tom and Laura on the lawn was brilliant– one of my favorites in any movie, and I've never seen one that so accurately reflects some of my own experiences and emotions in such situations.

I really felt this was one of the best movies I've ever seen. Its understatement and subtlety was magic– a film truly aimed at a much higher common denominator. Galt should be very proud. The film resonated with me a great deal, and I would love to send her an email expressing appreciation. Truly a film for a much higher common denominator.





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  1. steve on September 12, 2010 1:41 pm

    An anonymous endorsement claiming that The Romantics is one of the best movies the reviewer has ever seen raises obvious question marks. I must question the veracity of such claim however I shall refrain from any judgement until I see it for myself. There are after all far greater reviewers out there such as Ms Dreyfus who may wish to opine.

    Out of respect for Ms. Niederhoffer, I will wait for a local showing and view the film and study it. It is a grand accomplishment to get a film to be produced in America alone.

    I wish you well at the box office and a long and successful career in a very tough business.

  2. vic on September 12, 2010 8:07 pm

    It is usually good form not to question the veracity of thing’s relating to the hosts family at a dinner party. Please remember these elementary rules of the English Navy and its offspring forf the future. and there is no need to question the veracity of the review which because of it’s poignancy the author requested anonmymity. It was a worthy counterpart to about the worst set of reviews that any film has ever received, along with its position as the highest per theater grossing by far of the 20 or so limited releases this weekend. vic


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