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Kay
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Jolly
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Kendall
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Charlotte
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Mrs. Reilly
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Emily
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Maryedith Burrell ...
Mrs. Newman
Alan Haufrect ...
Mr. Newman
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Edgar
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Billy
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Gene Castle ...
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Not until three years after the death of her husband Jolly, Kay dares to move back into their former home, persuaded by her new fiancé Rupert. But soon her worst expectations come true, when not only her old memories haunt her, but also Jolly's ghost, who doesn't approve of her new mate. Invisible to anyone but Kay, he tries to prevent the wedding. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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This film was based on Brazilian writer Jorge Amado's novel "Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands", published in 1966, which was made into a film in Brazil (Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976)) and was also the basis for the Broadway musical "Saravà". See more »

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In the dinner scene with Kay, Charlotte, Rupert and Rev. Hollis, Charlotte begins the dinner conversation by saying that Jolly turned her into a vegetarian. She quoted Jolly as saying that he would "never eat anything that had a face." Later, when Kay, Rupert and Jolly go to a diner for lunch, Jolly orders a cheeseburger. See more »

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Rupert Baines: Lovely hat. Batteries included?
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Remake of Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976) See more »

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But It's A Nice Dream
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Words and Music by Peter Allen
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Moving on is hard to do!
6 November 2009 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

This comedy gives the meaning to move on with your life. Oscar winner Sally Field plays a widow who moves back into the house that she and her late husband(James Caan) lived in. She has a fiancé that Jolly doesn't like, and she is the only one that sees him. Everywhere she goes, Jolly follows. Jeff Bridges plays the fiancé who thinks Kay is a total nut case. He himself isn't quite all there. He sees quite a few things that will make Kay question his sanity. There were quite a few scenes that are total classic. Like where the electricity when haywire and the guy fixing it get locked in. Or when the dog started to act funny, and the fiancé just wanted to go all the way nuts. Then there's the part where the priest left his empty booze bottle and the fiancé slips on it. The cast of the movie are great, including celebrity chef Alan Haufrect. Not many people remember this movie, but I do remember the preview and premiere. You would have a ghost of a chance to miss this classic! 3 out of 5 stars!


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