knitwit45 wrote:A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
Yes, I'll second that nomination!
Besides being a really unusual twist on the "newlywed" scenario, it's a visually rich & enticing film, one set in the morning-fresh early post-war days of coastal California.
Among the many scenes that stand out, one of the most magnificent is when the vineyard workers rush about the fields on a chill evening, using canvas "wings" to fan the heat from smoldering smudgepots up to the grapes at risk of frost-kill; it almost evokes the hushed, childlike awe with which we've all watched that pioneer Vitascope footage of the dancing "butterfly fairies"!
I'm also always moved by the way the conflicted young "couple" begin to redefine the boundaries of their desires by watching & hearing the fullness of the love they witness still
in bloom between her grandparents.
And speaking of "groans", let me hear none
about Surfer-Boy Keanu Reeves in the male lead herein; this role really pushed the envelope for him - I felt he rose to the challenge admirably, and really grew as a performer.
But Hey, that, and a buck, will buy you coffee in most diners in Vermont, so what do I know?