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Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Director John Madden (Shakespeare in Love) jerks more tears than a Jamaican chef in this "based on the book" romantic weeper. Nicolas Cage plays an Italian army officer stuck on a tiny Greek island during World War II who meets and falls in love with a strong-willed young local gal (Penélope Cruz). Eventually, that damn war gets in the way of all the kissy-face action and everybody faces one of those uncertain, heart-rending futures. As a picturesque romance, this one works fine. As an epic study of the cruelties of war, though, it's a bit fluffy. 129 minutes