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A Kind of Loving (1962)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  1 October 1962 (USA)
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A young man, inching his way up from working-class traditions via a white-collar job, finds himself trapped by the frightening reality of his girlfriend's pregnancy and is forced into ... See full summary »

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A young man, inching his way up from working-class traditions via a white-collar job, finds himself trapped by the frightening reality of his girlfriend's pregnancy and is forced into marrying her and moving in with his mother-in-law due to a housing shortage in their Northern England town. Written by alfiehitchie

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A Kind Of Loving that knew no wrong until it was too late!

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Ainda Resta uma Esperança  »

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As Alan Bates and James Bolam leave the Plaza Cinema, they pass a poster for Days of Thrills and Laughter (1961). See more »

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Ingrid: Vic, I need to talk to you.
[he hesitates]
Vic: Are you sure?
Ingrid: Yes. One has a way to know these things.
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Down by the Riverside
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Written by Billy Sherrill and Charlie Rich
Sung at a bar on the pub crawl.
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24 December 2001 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews



This film reflects on how social and economic pressures impact on sexuality and relationships. Class, politics, working life, changing attitudes about gender and marriage, and even scarcity of cheap housing are all referred to or explored. Against the wider social backdrop the character of Ingrid's mother represents repression and rigidity to a large degree, although even she is shown with some saving graces. All the characters here are cast in shades of grey, all internally conflicted, all in a cauldron of social pressures. The film ends with the maturing of the main characters, and also with a note of hope. An excellent script, excellently directed and acted, and a brilliant evocation of another era.


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