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Getting It Right (1989)

 -  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:
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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
Shirley Anne Field ...
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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5 May 1989 (USA)  »

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$960,385 (USA)
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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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Les Sylphides
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A Surprisingly Delightful and Charming British Romantic Comedy
9 January 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Gavin Lamb (Jesse Birdsall) is a shy, sensitive and virgin hair cutter, completely dominated by his mother, and working in a salon in London, having Jenny (Jane Horrocks) as his assistant. When he is thirty-one years old, he meets three women that changes his life and behavior: the older (and very gorgeous) one, Joan (Lynn Redgrave), with whom he has his first sexual relation and learns about sex; the other one, the rebel and selfish Lady Minerva Munday (Helena Bonham Carter), with whom he learns to think about his feelings first and be less indulgent with other persons; and Jenny, who he starts seeing with different eyes and for whom he falls in love. The story is a surprisingly good romance, with excellent direction and performance of the whole cast and a very tight screenplay. The story is not corny, but delightful and charming. The humor is too British, and sometimes is not funny or does not make much sense for a Brazilian, but anyway it is always classy and enjoyable. One problem in my country is the commercial title adopted by the distributors. The Brazilian title of `Getting It Right' is `Minha Primeira Transa' (the translation would be `My First Shag'). This title is very vulgar and does not correspond to the reality of such elegant, sensitive and touching romance. Therefore, it reaches a public totally different from the original target. Conclusion: persons whom wants to see `My First Shag' get disappointed, and persons with my profile, that would appreciate this romance, do not get even close to the film in the rental or the store. They certainly will associate this movie with `Porky's', `American Pie' and others of the same genre. Since the end of June I am including a comment in IMDB of each movie that I watch. Some friends of mine, also users of this marvelous site, have requested me to include the Brazilian title in my comments to facilitate them to find the subjected film. If IMDB direction has no objection, I am going to include the Brazilian title in Portuguese (with a free translation to English) in the end of my comments from now on for reference only. Concluding my comments of `Getting It Right', my vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): `Minha Primeira Transa' (`My First Shag')


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