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Review: Romance but little chemistry in hyperventilating 'Twice Born'
Review: Romance but little chemistry in hyperventilating 'Twice Born'

It's debatable whether the best love stories are also the "weirdest," as Emile Hirsch's character declares in "Twice Born." But they do require chemistry, the missing piece in his pairing with Penélope Cruz. Set in Sarajevo before, during and many years after the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s, the drama is undone by hyperventilating poetics and a busy time-hopping structure. The usually subtle Hirsch flounders as American photographer Diego, who falls hard for older Italian graduate student Gemma (Cruz) in the bohemian circles of a thriving Sarajevo. Their story, including the protracted lead-up to marriage and their struggle to conceive a child, unfolds in flashbacks framed by the middle-...

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