- 1 hr 47 min
Roxanne is a romantic comedy film that was released in 1987. It stars Steve Martin as the lead character, C.D. Bales, Daryl Hannah as Roxanne, and Rick Rossovich as Chris. The movie is based on the French play Cyrano de Bergerac and is set in a small town in America. The film was directed by Fred Schepisi and was written by Steve Martin. The story revolves around the central character, C.D. Bales, who is the fire chief of a small town. C.D. is intelligent, witty, and kind-hearted but he suffers from a facial deformity which causes him to feel self-conscious. Despite his physical appearance, he is admired and respected by the townspeople for his courage and good nature. One day, Roxanne, a beautiful woman, arrives in town and immediately catches the attention of C.D. Unfortunately, she is more interested in Chris, a young firefighter who is handsome but not too bright. Chris is aware that Roxanne is out of his league when it comes to intellect, so he asks C.D. for help with his love life. He knows that C.D. is a gifted writer and a master of words, so he asks him to write love letters to Roxanne for him. C.D. agrees to help Chris, but he quickly realizes that he has fallen in love with Roxanne himself. He finds himself in a difficult situation where he has to help Chris win over the woman that he loves. He starts writing letters to Roxanne for Chris, but as he writes, he pours his own heart and soul into them. As their relationship develops, Roxanne is completely unaware that C.D. is the one writing the letters. She begins to fall for the words of the letters and not the physical appearance of Chris. C.D. struggles with his love for Roxanne and his desire to do what is best for her. The movie has a number of humorous moments that make it entertaining to watch. Steve Martin's character is particularly witty and charming throughout the movie. One of the most memorable scenes is when C.D. rescues a group of tourists who have gotten lost in the woods. Using his wit and charm, he manages to distract them from the danger they are in and lead them to safety. Another standout scene is when Roxanne and C.D. engage in a nose joke contest. This scene highlights the humor and intelligence of the characters and showcases their connection and attraction to each other. The banter between Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah is witty and charming, making it one of the most memorable scenes in the movie. Throughout the movie, there is a strong sense of community and belonging. C.D. is loved and respected by the townspeople despite his physical appearance, and his selflessness and humor make him a valued member of the community. Roxanne also comes to appreciate the town and its people, eventually realizing that beauty is more than just skin deep. In conclusion, Roxanne is an entertaining and heartwarming romantic comedy that will leave you laughing and feeling good. The movie has a great script, strong performances, and memorable scenes. Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, and Rick Rossovich deliver superb performances, cementing their status as great actors. The film is a feel-good classic that will always hold a special place in the hearts of its fans.