Only You

MPAA Rating: PG

Entertainment: +3 1/2

Content: +1/2

Norman Jewison, director of this delightful movie, aptly describes it as a film reminiscent of those great romantic comedies of the 40's and 50's when the movies were in love with love. It's about Faith Corvatch (Marisa Tomei) who is engaged to be married to a doctor in Pittsburgh. She has put aside her belief that her destiny is to marry a man named Damon Bradley. But she accidentally learns that one of her fiancee's friends is named Damon Bradley and he is leaving for Italy. So she and her best friend, Kate (Bonnie Hunt), hop a plane to Venice to try to catch up with him. From this point on, life becomes a frantic adventure for Faith and Kate as they try to locate Damon. Along the way Faith meets a lovable shoe salesman from Boston, Peter Wright (Robert Downey), who immediately falls for her. But Faith doggedly continues to pursue Damon much to Peter's dismay. Jewison has not only created a superb light hearted fantasy, but also a captivating romantic mood utilizing the magnificent sightss and settings of Venice, Rome and the rocky coast of Italy. It is sure to please.

ONLY YOU is truly a story about love, not sex. Faith is a starry eyed romantic yearning for that one perfect soul mate and isn't at all convinced that Peter is the one. Peter is hopelessly in love with Faith, but doesn't try to seduce her. Instead, he does everything he can to show his love and win her over. On occasion, his efforts are more comical than romantic. Even Kate, a married woman, has a brief romantic interlude when a suave Italian businessman tries to sweep her off her feet. But their relationship goes no further than a few dinner dates and a gala party on a yacht. She is delighted when her husband shows up in Italy to express his love for her. In one encounter, a young man tries to force himself on Faith and touches her breast briefly. Also, there's a brief glimpse from the rear of a woman in a thong swim suit. Only two slang obscenities and one muffled regular profanity are spoken, undoubtedly to avoid a G rating. ONLY YOU is a feel good, largely unpolluted, romantic adventure which is rare in today's movie climate.

Preview Reviewer: John Evans
Tri-Star Pictures, 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

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Crude Language: Several (5) times - All mild

Obscene Language: Twice (No f-or s-words)

Profanity: Several (7) times - Regular 1 (J muffled), Exclamatory 6

Violence: Once - Moderate (Two men in brief fist fight)

Sex: None

Nudity: Few times (Brief rear view of woman in thong swim suit; nude statues)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Few times (Mild sexual innuendos; man briefly touches woman's breast)

Drugs: Several times (Wine drinking from glass and bottle)

Other: Teenagers consult Ouija Board and fortune teller, both portrayed as hoaxes

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Intended Audience: Teenagers and adults

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