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A Kind of Loving (1962)

After his girlfriend's pregnancy forces him to marry her, a young man must adjust to his new life and contend with his domineering mother-in-law.

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Nominated for 4 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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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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Drama | Romance

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1 October 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Algo que parezca amor  »

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Opening Weekend:

$3,278 (USA) (7 April 2017)

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$3,278 (USA) (7 April 2017)
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1.66 : 1
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To avoid any possible UK censorship issues due to the subject matter the filmmakers invited BBFC chief John Trevelyan to visit the set during filming. The finished product was then passed fully uncut. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Rothwell: How dare you do this to my daughter!
Vic: I did good for your daughter! I married her!
Mrs. Rothwell: Yes! After you seduced her!
Vic: It would have been me or someone else, sooner or later.
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Featured in Eurythmics: Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves (1985) See more »

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House Party
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Music by Len Stevens
Southern Library of Recorded Music Ltd
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socially perceptive
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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