I've only seen the TV version of this movie, but I doubt I'd change my rating if I saw the original version. (Was it a made-for-TV movie?) If you like movies with real heart & depictions of true feelings - not just what would look good theatrically at this moment - this is for you. If you enjoy complex love stories that aren't exactly predictable, this is definitely for you. Find an afternoon or evening when you can kick back & relax with this film. I must argue with the "81 mins" time listed. On TV, this movie is spread out over 4 hrs. with few commercials. At any rate, THIS IS A GREAT FILM!!!