'The Sense of Wonder': A Film Too Tasteful for Its Own Good

This gorgeous-looking movie about two gentle souls suffers from being constantly poised on the brink of romantic fantasy, at the expense of human complexity.

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Visual, emotional and conceptual romanticizing dominate “Le gout des merveilles,” a film by the French director Eric Besnard, whose English title is “The Sense of Wonder.” Its seemingly exceptional love story...