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Plot, Details & Awards

A Little Romance

(1979)
PG 110min.
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Plot & Details

The disarming comedy A Little Romance features Diane Lane as a 13-year-old American, living in Paris with her businessman stepfather (Arthur Hill) and her promiscuous mother (Sally Kellerman). Mom is currently enamored with pretentious-filmmaker David Dukes, and it is on the set of Dukes' latest picture that Lane meets another 13-year-old, insatiable French film buff Thelonious Bernard. A likeable street-smart petty thief and gambler, Bernard is instantly attracted to Lane. With the help of roguish old Laurence Olivier, Lane and Bernard arrange a romantic rendezvous under the Bridge of Sighs in Venice. Naturally, when the kids disappear it's a cause for international concern, but all ends as it should. Some of the best moments in A Little Romance belong to Broderick Crawford, unselfconsciously playing "himself" at a movie party.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1979 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Allan Burns Nominated
1979 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Score Georges Delerue Won

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1979 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score Georges Delerue Nominated
1979 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Laurence Olivier Nominated

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