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Some Girls (1988)

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Michael, a college student, visits his girlfriend Gabriella and her family for Christmas in Canada. When he gets there, she tells him that she doesn't love him any more. Meanwhile, her ... See full summary »

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Gabriella
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Irenka
Lance Edwards ...
Nick
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Granny
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Mrs. D'Arc
Andre Gregory ...
Mr. D'Arc
Ashley Greenfield ...
Simone
Jean-Louis Millette ...
Father Walter
Sanna Vraa ...
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Cédric Noël ...
Porter 1 (as Cedric Noel)
John Cuthbert ...
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Harry Hill ...
Uncle Danny
Renée Girard ...
Lady Patient (as Renee Girard)
Claude Préfontaine ...
Doctor (as Claude Prefontaine)
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Michael, a college student, visits his girlfriend Gabriella and her family for Christmas in Canada. When he gets there, she tells him that she doesn't love him any more. Meanwhile, her family is exceedingly strange: her father is a writer who spends most of his time wandering the house nude. Her grandmother mistakes Michael for her dead husband. Her two sisters express interest in him. Granny escapes the hospital and heads back to her home in the woods, and the family chases after her, and Michael is kept reeling. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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[After the telephone interrupts Michael and Gabriella's foreplay, Michael starts talking to his penis]
Michael: I don't believe this. Do you believe this?
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Comfort of Strangers
Written and Performed by Julia Fordham
Produced by Hugh Padgham and Julia Fordham
Courtesy of Circa Records Ltd
Published by Blue Mountain Music Ltd
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A surprisingly touching comedy with unexpected twists
2 June 1999 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

Just when you think you know where this movie is headed, it goes off in an unexpected direction. Michael, played by Patrick Dempsey, visits his former college girlfriend over Christmas in Quebec and quickly becomes entwined in her family's eccentric ways. Michael's quest to rekindle his romance with Gaby pushes him to the limits of total frustration and leads to several hilarious situations involving Gaby, her sisters, her perpetually naked father, and the family dog!

This plot would normally be enough for most movies, but the whole tone of the film changes when Gaby's grandmother is introduced. Granny confuses Michael with her long dead husband and the sheer strength of her performance leads the movie into a whole new and unexpectedly spiritual direction. The scenes between Michael and the Grandmother are touching and make an ordinary movie into a truly special one.


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