Set in a mythic New York City and spanning more than a century, “Winter’s Tale” is a story of miracles, crossed destinies, and the age-old battle between good and evil. The film stars Colin Farrell (“Total Recall”), Jessica Brown Findlay (TV’s “Downton Abbey”), and Oscar® winners Jennifer Connelly (“A Beautiful Mind”), William Hurt (“Kiss of the Spider Woman”), Eva Marie Saint (“On the Waterfront”) and Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”). “Winter’s Tale” also introduces young newcomers Ripley Sobo and Mckayla Twiggs (both from Broadway’s “Once”). The film marks the directorial debut of Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (“A Beautiful Mind”), who also wrote the screenplay, based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Helprin.
“Winter’s Tale” is a romantic/drama that takes place in early New York. Angels and Demons as well as the eternal fight between good and evil take center stage in this story of love, loss and purpose. The premise is that everyone has a miracle to give and receive. When Peter Lake falls in love with a woman who has consumption, he believes that he is her miracle. But as the plot moves forward, he realizes that it wasn’t her that he was meant to save. The story is thought provoking and certainly a little more than romantic. However, the mixed theology, language, and sexual situations prevent us from considering this a family friendly film.