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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

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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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

As Atribulações de um Virgem  »

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$960,385 (USA)
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Quotes

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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Yé Ké Yé Ké
Written and Arranged by Mory Kanté
Performed by Mory Kanté
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A movie for those who want to smile
1 June 2005 | by (very Southern California) – See all my reviews

Given the talent and general excellence of this film, one would think it would have made it to DVD. It has that hard to define quality that certain films achieve, the ability to bring a smile to your face when you weren't expecting to. While I watch films mainly to laugh or get an adrenaline rush, those flicks that make me smile and keep me smiling long after they're over have a magic that should have it's own name. The same magic is the prevailing quality of better known films, like "Love Actually" or several other Hugh Grant British romantic comedies. The storyline is almost formulaic. The acting is good, professional, and heartfelt though unexceptional. The laughs are few though solid. The tears are available but not overpowering. The romance is tender and sincere bot again, not overwhelming. There is nothing in this film that is very over the top. Nothing exceptionally memorable like John Cusack standing outside the girl's window holding a boom-box with an anthem pounding into your brain. It's rather like a date flick for pleasantly married people who love their spouses. But just because an emotion isn't screamingly loud and in your face, that doesn't mean that it isn't deep and meaningful. This movie is both deep and meaningful, on a pleasant journey in the life of Gavin Lamb. If you want to smile, spend a couple of hours with Gavin getting it right. (If you can find this film - it doesn't play often enough for me, and I've bought it twice on VHS.)


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