Ivana Trump's For Love Alone (1996) starring Stephen Collins, Sanna Vraa, Ivana Trump, Trevor Eve, Brigitte Paquette, Tom Rack, Paul Hopkins directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg Movie Review

Ivana Trump's For Love Alone (1996)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Sanna Vraa in Ivana Trump's For Love Alone (1996)

Hard to Love

As a child Katrinka Kovár was encouraged to ski by her parents and she was good at it. But Katrinka was also good looking and is offered work as an actress and model by a director who whilst married is attracted to her. When she ends up pregnant and abandoned by the father she leaves for Munich having chosen to have the baby and support herself despite others suggesting she do otherwise. After a while and having put the child up for adoption Katrinka starts making something of herself and meets handsome America Adam Graham.

Now I have to state up front I have not read Ivana Trump's loosely biographical novel on which "For Love Alone" is based and so cannot say how well the storyline has been adapted to the screen. But what I will say is that it is one of the most ridiculous movies I have ever come across, the sort of movie which gives the TV Movie genre a bad name for being so over the top. So okay it is meant to be a melodrama about a young woman heading to America and becoming a success after a difficult start but it is so ridiculously melodramatic that I found myself laughing at so much of it and I don't mind melodramas such as those from Danielle Steel so that says something.

The daft thing is that the basic storyline is in itself not terrible, attractive young woman, ends up pregnant, hands baby over for the adoption, defects and becomes a major player is not bad. But the way that comes across in the movie ends up ridiculously over blown and it is the choice to really over play the melodrama which makes it a ridiculous movie. So ridiculous that the few well known names such as Trevor Eve and Madeline Kahn look very uncomfortable appearing in this movie and delivering the ridiculous dialogue.

What this means is that "Ivana Trump's For Love Alone" ends up coming across like a vehicle for actress Sanna Vraa who is very attractive. But she flounces through this movie, flicking her hair, flashing her smile and fluttering eyelashes so often that they might as well just scrapped the storyline and made this just a fashion shoot.

What this all boils down to is that "Ivana Trump's For Love Alone" just didn't do it for me and I found it utterly ridiculous. In fact as melodramatic movies go this surpasses the melodrama you would find in a Danielle Steel movie and it is all too much.