If you haven’t seen this movie, then you’re missing out on one of the greatest love stories in cinema history. Definitely right up there with “Princess Bride.”
In a spoiler-free nutshell, a betrothed couple are cursed by a wicked bishop to be “always together, eternally apart” - one a hawk by day, and the other a wolf by night. And yet a character points out that the irony of it all is that both wolves and hawks mate for life.
A very young Matthew Broderick plays the somewhat comedic relief role of a young thief who gets mixed up in the whole ordeal, and his consistent talks with God throughout the film are great. The only downside to the film: the soundtrack. A film set in historically-fictional medieval France with knights on horseback? Oh yeah, bring on the synthesizer and 80’s rock. Wat.
Looking beyond that one painful aspect, this film is absolutely wonderful. So many poignant moments and memorable quotes, and one of my favorite parts is towards the end when the lady confronts the bishop. Talk about an empowering scene!
If you’re like me and have an everlasting love for older movies, then this one is right up your alley. I wish more people knew about it and enjoyed it as much as I do - I need more people to fangirl with me about how awesome of a movie it is! If you end up watching it, or are a crazy fan of it like me, shoot me a message and we can geek about it!