Wordsmith Cyrano de Bergerac helps shy young Christian win the heart of Roxanne through love letters.
In 17th-century France, erudite swordsman Cyrano de Bergerac (Peter Dinklage) was as able to take an opponent apart with wit as with rapier. Too self-conscious to express his love to the beautiful Roxanne (Haley Bennett), he made the handsome if vacant soldier Christian (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.) the vessel of his sentiments toward her. Erica Schmidt adapted her stage musical of the Rostand romance for the screen; Joe Wright directs. Ben Mendelsohn, Bashir Salahuddin co-star. 124 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.