At first blush I thought this would be an update of Shakespeare's classic play, but no such luck. This fantasy/romance spans almost a hundred years and explores undying love... plus two miracles....sigh...
We are in a mythic New York City watching a wildly romantic love story about a young man who, as an infant, had been left floating in the harbor because his parents were not allowed to enter the United States. Naturally the baby survived and we next meet him as a sweet-natured young man living by his wits on the streets. He is a thief and a con man.
Here's part of the cast:
I have mentioned before that I am lachrymose intolerant, so this weepy love story didn't move me like it did other members of the audience; although I DID like the white horse/guardian angel.
This is PG-13, so we have no sweaty bodies or profanity, but we DO have some devils with fangs and a beating or two.... I doubt if these would traumatize a young viewer. This is for a young adult audience, with good hearing! Much of the dialogue is whispered and murmured, so if you have any hearing problems, look for closed captions or wait for the DVD.