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Getting It Right (1989)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  5 May 1989 (USA)
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Gavin is 31 years old and still lives with his parents. He is awfully shy but before he knows it there are three women interested in him. Lady Minerva Munday has a casual way of life and ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gavin Lamb
Pat Heywood ...
Mrs. Lamb
Bryan Pringle ...
Mr. Lamb
Richard Huw ...
Sir Gordon Munday
Peter Cook ...
Mr. Adrian
Shirley Anne Field ...
Ian Redford ...
Kevin Drinkwater ...
Rupert Holliday-Evans ...
June Ellis ...
Mrs. Wagstaffe


Gavin is 31 years old and still lives with his parents. He is awfully shy but before he knows it there are three women interested in him. Lady Minerva Munday has a casual way of life and lives in a basement, Joan is an over-sexed millionairess, married to a Greek architect. But Gavin prefers the ugly assistant in the barbershop. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Gavin is 31... and a virgin. One wild night and three woman later, he's finally... Getting It Right. See more »


Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

5 May 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

As Atribulações de um Virgem  »

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Joan: Gavin ... don't worry so much about being loved. Worry about loving. It's ever so much more important.
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Piano Concerto No. 14 in Flat Major K. 499
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Conducted by Josef Vlach
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Helena Bonham Carter plays... Green Day's Billy Armstrong...?
7 February 2007 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

This sort of innocent-shy-guy-finds-a-girl (or innocent-shy-girl-finds-a-guy) shtick has been done before, and better. This laughless but somewhat watchable comedy drifts into many sub-plots, a lot of them not particularly interesting, and gets occasionally soppy even. The lead character is okay, and Horrocks is the only bright spot in a largely bland cast. Some characterizations are messy and too clichéd, for example Bonham-Carter's. She is 23 here, but she looks not a day older than 14. (In fact, she looks so much like Billy Armstrong, the man-boy singer from Green Day.) She actually shows her breasts here - a pitiful pair, indeed; no wonder she does costume dramas, and not thrillers where she'd get screwed all over the furniture by Michael Douglas. As an actress she is overrated - not a common thing with British actors, who are generally very good. But getting into show-biz was easy for her - her grandfather was the British Prime Minister(!) and her uncle a director; under such circumstances a girl need not have either a presentable pair of boobs or more than average talent.

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