I went to the new installment in Eric Rohmer's current series, "Tales
of the Four Seasons," with high hopes, since "A Winter's Tale"
stands with the best pictures of his illustrious career. "A Summer's
Tale" is nowhere near that league, but I found it charming and diverting.
True, not much happens as the young protagonist juggles relationships with
three new girlfriends during a sojourn on the seashore. The typically Rohmeresque
talk, talk, talk is fetchingly photographed, though, and acted with unassuming
charm by a fresh young cast. It's minor fun.