Melissa Gilbert stars in the title role of this made-for-television adaption of the novel by Danielle Steel. Gilbert stars as Zoya, an Russian orphan who flees her homeland and falls in love with an American Army soldier stationed in Paris. The two settle in New York, start a family and all seems well, but the dramatic twists and turns for Zoya have only just begun. ~ Bernadette McCallion, Rovi
I just saw this movie and I think some of the reviews that I read were untrue. I thought that when I rented it it was going to be pretty good. There are two parts to it. The first part was pretty good and I liked it. However at the end of part one and all of part two was just terrible. I hated it so much. It had a lot of death in it. Plus it made me feel depressed which I do not like feeling when watching a movie. It was a waste of my money. Do not see this if you want something more happy and a good ending. It was not what I expected it to be.
There is absolutely no point to this story, except to aquaint the viewer with as much pain, death, and misery as possible. It was hideous... y'know those country songs - my dad died, my mom was assasinated, my grandma died, along with my aunt and uncle and cousins and brother and daughter and TWO husbands, faithful servant and pet dog... my house burned down, my (royal) family was abdicated, my son got divorced, and I got old and prepped for death myself...? That'd be Zoya. She could've killed herself years ago and saved a lot of people a lot of misery. It sucked. It was like Anne: The Continuing Story times two. Maybe even four. If you want that much misery, watch 'Gone with the Wind' - at least that's a classic.