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Getting It Right (1989)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 5 May 1989 (USA)
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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Gavin Lamb
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Jenny
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Pat Heywood ...
Mrs. Lamb
Bryan Pringle ...
Mr. Lamb
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Joan
Richard Huw ...
Harry
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Sir Gordon Munday
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Mr. Adrian
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Anne
Ian Redford ...
Bill
Kevin Drinkwater ...
Winthrop
Rupert Holliday-Evans ...
Peter
June Ellis ...
Mrs. Wagstaffe
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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 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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Meet Gavin Lamb. He's shy. He's single. And he's a virgin. After thirty-one years, what is he waiting for? See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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5 May 1989 (USA)  »

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As Atribulações de um Virgem  »

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$960,385 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Gavin: My mum says she's worth her weight in gold.
Jenny: Ooh, in that case, she must be very valuable indeed.
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Love Take Over
Written by Ashton Liburd and Paul Gold
Performed by Cut Double
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thankfully it wasn't made in Hollywood
22 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

31-year-old London hairdresser Gavin Lamb has never slept with a woman, but he is, after all, a virgin in all things, not just sex. A cautious romantic idealism has kept him at arm's length from any meaningful (or otherwise) relationship, until he learns, with help from a trio of very different women, that 'getting involved' means doing just that. From the older and wiser Lynn Redgrave he discovers the pleasures of physical love; scatterbrained Helena Bonham Carter teaches him the responsibilities of a more platonic friendship; and from girl next door Jane Horrocks he learns how to honor a commitment. It's a pleasant and polite little comedy, with just enough genuine character to give it some depth, and with a welcome lack (because the screenwriter is a woman?) of the raging hormones and horny desperation so common to big screen coming-of-age stories. There is, perhaps, too much reliance on Gavin's voice-over narration, but how else could such an introspective person express himself?


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