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Agnes
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This is the story of two people, from totally different backgrounds and social status. The boy is a Swiss immigrant working to help his impoverished family, and the girl comes from an affluent family, and who is also engaged to someone, whom she really doesn't know or care. And she also doesn't tell him who she is. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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A szerelem ajándéka  »

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Rudi Miller: I do not think your father would be happy with your marriage plans.
Beth Atherton: [pause] If we meet after tonight...
Rudi Miller: If?
Beth Atherton: It has to be understanding. We will discuss neither your marriage nor mine, but meet rather to deepen our friendship.
[pause]
Beth Atherton: Agreed?
Rudi Miller: Agreed.
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Love in action
20 November 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Take in this movie at Christmas or any time you want to be reminded what it really means to love someone. The protagonists are likable, the conflicts are genuine, and even the man to whom Beth Atherton is unwillingly engaged (played by James Woods) isn't the villain you'd expect; he's rather sweet and gentle in his own unique way. The antagonists are equally easy to dislike: narrow-minded, misguided, and in some cases self serving, they choose to ignore the time honoured cliché that money cannot buy happiness. This film is basically a beautiful and ironic lesson about true love wrapped in a heart-warming and reasonably entertaining story.


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