And Now…Ladies and Gentlemen

Theatrical Release: May 29, 2002
DVD Release: January 13, 2004
And Now…Ladies and Gentlemen


Valentin is a criminal mastermind, but his exploits don’t prove much in the way of satisfaction. Thus, he sets out on a one-man sailing trip around the world in a last attempt at finding meaning in his life. Meanwhile, in Morocco, a burned-out jazz singer named Jane is trying to forget a fizzled love affair. And so begins the journey of these two lost souls who are destined to cross paths

Dove Review

A man and woman struggle with their lives; he has a tumor and she is suffering from blackouts. They seek healing in different ways. The woman, Jane Lester, played by Patricia Kaas, seeks healing through a cult and healing waters.The man, Valentin Valentin, played by Jeremy Irons, seeks it through surgery. He has the same first and last name and was born on Valentine’s Day. Valentin is a thief who dreams of restoring the money he has stolen from everyone and adding interest to boot. Jane is a gifted singer and the two take a journey together, hoping to live long enough to have a future together. It should be noted this film has subtitles as they speak French and Italian in the movie.

Unfortunately, there is some strong language in the film which prevents us from awarding our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to the film.

Content Description

Sex: A couple kiss.
Language: J-1; S-5; D-4; A-1; Sc*ew Yo*-1
Violence: Man gets bloody eye in boxing match.
Drugs: Smoking and drinking in bar.
Nudity: Cleavage; shirtless men.
Other: A cult chants and believes for healing.


Company: Paramount Home Entertainment
Writer: Claude Lelouch and Pierre Leroux
Director: Claude Lelouch
Producer: Claude Lelouch
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 126 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Starring: Jeremy Irons, Patricia Kaas, Thierry Lhermitte
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter