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The Rachel Papers (1989)

R | | Drama, Romance | 12 May 1989 (USA)
Charles is in control of his life; he is about to finish 6th form college and start at Oxford. He is 19 and wants an 'older' woman before he turns 20. Enter the beautiful Rachel, and ... See full summary »

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Charles Highway
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Rachel Noyce
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Norman
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Deforest
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Gordon Highway
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Doctor Knowd
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Jenny
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Geoff
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Sir Herbert
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Gloria
Nicola Kimber ...
Vanessa Reynolds
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Mrs. Seth Smith
Pat Keen ...
Mrs. Tauber
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Cathy
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Evonne
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Charles is in control of his life; he is about to finish 6th form college and start at Oxford. He is 19 and wants an 'older' woman before he turns 20. Enter the beautiful Rachel, and Charles puts his 'master-of-seduction' routines into top gear. Things however get complicated, Charles has a string of ex's and a weird brother-in-law. Rachel has a boyfriend named Deforest and Charles' father has a mistress. Written by Matthew Stanfield <mattst@cogs.susx.ac.uk>

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She's curious, he's nervous.

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Drama | Romance

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12 May 1989 (USA)  »

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Er? Will! Sie Nicht?  »

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$201,468 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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First cinema film of Jared Harris See more »

Quotes

Charles Highway: Well, that's crap. Who's ever got time to act natural with a girl?
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Soundtracks

WITHIN THESE WALLS OF WITHOUT YOU
Performed by Chris Difford (as Difford & Tilbrook) and Glenn Tilbrook (as Difford & Tilbrook)
Courtesy of A&M Records
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A TRULY FUN AND ENTERTAINING MOVIE!
4 July 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I have found "The Rachel Papers" to be a delightful mix of young convoluted romance, bittersweet in nature, and a bit of cute comedy. I've seen the movie several times, having taped it in 1991, and find it refreshing each time I view it.

I particularly enjoy the music soundtrack which I feel gives each scene its own distinctive flavor. Dexter Fletcher plays an excellent role as an egotistical yet bumbling opportunist, and Ione Skye is outstanding as the target of Dexter's amorous intentions, and is somewhat equally nebulous of mind as is Dexter.

It impresses me as a free-spirited production that does not require a great deal of laborious attention on the part of the viewer, and as such is truly entertaining.


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