In Love and War 1996

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In Love and War ★½ 1996 (PG-13)

Tells the story of 19-year-old Ernest Hemingway's (O'Donnell) romance with 27-year-old Red Cross nurse Agnes (Bullock) while both were stationed in Italy during WWI. This romance later served as the basis for Hemingway's novel “A Farewell to Arms.” Here's a thought. Read the book instead. The boyish O'Donnell is so miscast as testosterone-junkie Hemingway, the only analogy would be having Sylvester Stallone play Truman Capote. The lack of passion and chemistry between the two stars is unsettling, and the action is just plain clunky. Bullock looks great in a nurse's uniform, though. Adapted from “Hemingway in Love and War: The Lost Diary of Agnes Von Kurowsky” by Henry Villard and James Nagel. 115m/C VHS, DVD . Chris O'Donnell, Sandra Bullock, MacKenzie Astin, Ingrid Lacey, Emilio Bonucci, Margot Steinberg, Colin Stinton, Ian Kelly, Richard Blackburn; D: Richard Attenborough; W: Allan Scott, Anna Hamilton Phelan, Clancy Sigal, Dimitri Villard; C: Roger Pratt; M: George Fenton.