Sometimes in life, people are thrown together and must learn to deal with what life has thrown at them together.
In A Walk In The Clouds (1995), Paul Sutton (Keanu Reeves) is an American veteran of the second world war. When he gets home, he finds that his wife, Betty (Debra Messing) is cheating on him. Abandoning his marriage, Paul finds work as a chocolate salesman. On a bus, he meets, Victoria Aragon (Aitana Sanchez-Gijon). Victoria is a graduate student who is returning home with more than a degree in her hand.
She is pregnant by a former lover who is out of the picture. Afraid to tell her family the truth, Paul offers to pretend to be her husband, if only for a short time. When they return to Victoria’s family home, her old school, traditional Mexican father, Alberto (Giancarlo Giannini) reacts as he is expected to react. Will Paul and Victoria’s plan work or will their relationship develop beyond what both expect?
This movie is very interesting. Keanu Reeves is not as bad as a romantic leading man as many might think he would be. I also like the emphasis on the Mexican culture and the struggle between the older generation intent on preserving tradition and the younger generation eager to strike out on their own.
I recommend it.