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Say Hello to Yesterday (1971)

GP | | Comedy, Drama | 14 May 1971 (Ireland)
An affluent, middle-aged housewife in a failing marriage is romantically pursued by a young man while running errands in London.

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An affluent, middle-aged housewife in a failing marriage is romantically pursued by a young man while running errands in London.

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She was yesterday. He was today. There are moments when everyone is the same age.

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14 May 1971 (Ireland)  »

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Búcsúzz a tegnaptól  »

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Closing credits: All events and characters depicted in this film are entirely fictitious. See more »

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When they are in the playground, a young girl who was wearing red tights and a blue coat fell and was taken by her caregiver to first aid. During several subsequent shots, she is seen playing in the background (during the sandbox scene and the slide scene.) Then, she is seen returning from first aid with her caregiver. See more »

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Hello Happiness Goodbye Misery
Music by Riz Ortolani
Lyrics by Norman Newell
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Exceptionally underrated but well crafted and acted British film
3 November 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

One of the most underrated British films that was produced on the cusp, between the end of the swinging sixties and the beginning of the hippy seventies. Leonard Whiting (Romeo from Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet) plays a young dreamer who is trapped in a working class existence: living in a council house with a father who has no horizon higher than working in the local factory. Jean Simmons is the mature woman, living in a leafy Surrey house with her stockbroker husband and two children, but desperately unhappy with her life. When the two unlikely lovers meet on a train to London, Whiting ignores the come-on from Susan Penhaligon by saying 'today I am going to climb Mount Everest,' and so begins his charm offensive of the mature woman across London's 1970s landscape. Beautifully written and with expert filming by Geoffrey Unsworth, Say Hello to Yesterday is one of the most insightful films ever to deal with the thrill and inevitable puncturing of the balloon that signifies the love affair between these two protagonists.


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