The Triumph of Love

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"Seduction, persuasion and utter confusion...a romantic comedy that aims for the heart."
  • PG-13
  • 2001
  • 1 hr 52 min
  • 5.8  (1,622)
  • 58

The Triumph of Love is a romantic comedy-drama set in 18th-century Greece based on a play written by Pierre Marivaux. The movie stars Mira Sorvino as Princess Leonide, the rightful heir to the throne of Sparta, who disguised herself as a man to gain access to the palace and win the heart of Agis (Jay Rodan), the handsome young prince who was raised in isolation by his aunt, Hesione (Fiona Shaw), and uncle, Hermocrates (Ben Kingsley).

Upon her arrival at the palace, Leonide was smitten with Agis but soon discovered that he dwelled in a world of scholarly pursuits and was content with his existence, unlike her. She then decided to transform herself into a beautiful princess to win his love. Agis, however, was not impressed by her beauty and was instead drawn by the intelligence and wit of her previous persona. Along the way, Leonide finds herself in romantic entanglements with both the prince and the princess, with Hesione falling for her despite knowing her true identity.

The Triumph of Love features remarkable performances by the cast, with Mira Sorvino standing out in her portrayal of Leonide as a forceful and determined woman who isn't afraid to take control of her destiny, even if that means challenging social norms or manipulating others to achieve her goals. Rachael Stirling delivers an equally impressive performance in the role of Princess Agis, who is both charming and conflicted about her newfound attraction to Leonide. Meanwhile, Ben Kingsley shines in his portrayal of Hermocrates, a philosopher who initially views Leonide's deception as a threat to the kingdom but eventually comes to appreciate her wit and intelligence.

The film's setting is also noteworthy, with its beautiful outdoor locations and well-designed costumes complementing the playful and sophisticated nature of the story. The music is equally impressive, with the score by Mychael Danna adding depth and emotion to the film's romantic and comedic moments.

Overall, The Triumph of Love is an enjoyable movie that skillfully blends elements of romance, comedy, and drama. The characters are well-developed, the storyline is intriguing, and the film's themes of love, deception, and identity are explored with humor and authenticity. It's a charming and uplifting film that will appeal to fans of historical romance and anyone looking for an entertaining and well-crafted movie.

The Triumph of Love is a 2001 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 52 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8 and a MetaScore of 58.

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