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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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Rev. Hollis
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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The film's source novel by Jorge Amado had first been filmed in Brazil as Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976) [Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands] and this remake, also based on that movie, was made & released about six years after that. The novel also suggested 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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Emily: I think it's great that she's decided to face this place, start doing things again.
Charlotte Banning: So do I. But why couldn't she start with something simple. Like needlepoint, or analysis.
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But It's A Nice Dream
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Sung by Dusty Springfield
Words and Music by Peter Allen
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Wonderful Movie!
17 April 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I absolutely adored this movie! I thought the acting was first rate as was the script. Sally Field is adorable as a widow who's about to remarry. No one but James Caan could have pulled off the role of Jolly as he did. He's entertaining, light-hearted, and gets his point across in a rather different way. This movie is one of my all time favorites. I especially love the way Jolly helps Kay to get hold of her life and move on. Very entertaining! Worth the watch.


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