The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
This cinematic pop opera is a disorienting, strange experience at first – every word is sung, even the most banal of dialogue. The simple yet sophisticated French film tells the story of two star-crossed lovers, a 16-year-old shopgirl and her gas-station attendant sweetheart, without any apology for the unashamedly romantic heart.
"...sentimental score, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg transcends its trite possibilities. Of course, the presence of the impossibly beautiful Deneuve..."
July 19, 1996 Movie Review by Steve Davis