Liebe, die an gesellschaftlichen Konventionen zu zerbrechen droht: wie rettungslos altmodisch scheint das in den Zeiten der Lebensabschnittsgefährten und Patchwork-Familien. Vielleicht ist der Film deshalb so fesselnd und wir versessen auf ein Happy End. Ja zu den Liebesfilmen, in altem wie im neuen Gewand. Leider viele falsche Untertitel: das ist ärgerlich im Gefühlstaumel.
Very similar, and yet in so many other ways very different, to Magnificent Obsession, this is another wonderful film from Douglas Sirk that unabashedly ladles on the melodrama and works brilliantly because of it, with a lot of the hard work being done by Rock Hudson and Jane Wyman, selling the central characters and relationship. Beautiful and hugely enjoyable.
Just off from a rollercoaster of emotions after watching "All That Heaven Allows" for the very first time. But MUBI, you might need to revise your synopsis: an 8-year gap doesn't make the leading lady "considerably older" than her "handsome gardener". What a garderner, though!
They say it's a melodrama, but the gossiping village, crappy kids stuff is realistic. So much so that it's a horror film halfway in, and Mona is Nosferatu. Wyman, obviously incredible and expressive. I think Hudson's performance in MO was less stale than here. But it's a perfect package. Everything works. If only it had been half an hour longer.