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Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  19 April 1973 (USA)
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American Walter Elbertson, in his late teens, is feeling lost within his family of overachievers. Thirty-something Englishwoman Lila Fisher is emotionally repressed. The two meet on their ... See full summary »

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Lila Fisher
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Walter Elbertson
Don Jaime de Mora y Aragón ...
The Duke (as Don Jaime de Mora y)
Emiliano Redondo ...
The Spanish Gentleman
Charles Baxter ...
Dr. Elbertson
Margaret Modlin ...
Mrs. Elbertson
May Heatherly ...
Melanie Elbertson (as May Heatherley)
Lloyd Brimhall ...
Carl
Elmer Modling ...
Dr. Edelheidt
Andrés Monreal ...
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American Walter Elbertson, in his late teens, is feeling lost within his family of overachievers. Thirty-something Englishwoman Lila Fisher is emotionally repressed. The two meet on their respective vacations in Spain, when, on the spur of the moment, Walter decides to ditch his overly regimented cycling tour group and join the bus tour group of which Lila is a part. They hardly speak to each other during the first few days, and when they do, they make each other nervous since each is scared of life. In spite of their fear of life or largely because of it, they enter into a friendship that blossoms into a romance, however rocky the road to that romance is. Out of circumstance, they abandon the bus tour and travel together through Spain on their own. Their relationship is put to the test of outside scrutiny when they meet and have an extended stay with a Spanish Duke. Written by Huggo

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The verses Lila twice repeats aloud to herself, beginning "How beautifully blue the sky", are from the lyrics of the comic opera The Pirates of Penzance, by Gilbert and Sullivan. See more »

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When Walter and Lila park the caravan trailer for the night, it is pouring down rain, and the ground outside the trailer is saturated with mud and puddles. Yet early the next morning, as Walter emerges from the caravan, it is sunny out and the ground is completely dry, no sign whatsoever of mud or puddles from the previous night's deluge. See more »

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Lila Fisher: I intend to have a very good time.
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Boy argues with dad/meets older woman/she resists, then (wisely) gives in.
24 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've been looking for a copy of this wonderful movie for several years. I can't imagine why it's never been released on VHS or DVD. Saw it originally in '73, caught it again on some late night movie channel. Haven't seen it since, but the memory lingers on. I STILL have a crush on Timothy Bottoms, thanks to this sweet and romantic movie! Maggie Smith is also wonderful--such a great actress.

This is a charming story with fun little vignettes (Maggie Smith exiting a "loo" unknowingly trailing toilet paper stuck to her heel) and clever dialogue throughout, set against a trip through beautiful scenery by bus and bicycle.


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