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Antonia and Jane 

Plain Jane Hartman hates her life. She's goofy, boring and only has sex if she reads Iris Murdoch novels out loud to her loopy boyfriend. Her oldest friend Antonia McGill knows about ... See full summary »

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Jane Hartman
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Antonia McGill
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Rosa Gluberman (as Petricia Leventon)
Alfred Hoffman ...
Harry Rosenthal
Maria Charles ...
Sylvia Pinker, Social Coordinator
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Uncle Irwin Carlinsky
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Norman Beer, Jane's Lover
Brenda Bruce ...
Therapist
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Uncle Vladimir Hartman
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Jane's Mother
Bonnie Parker ...
Young Jane
Sheila Allen ...
Tutor
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Howard Nash
Cato Sandford ...
Baby Daniel
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Edgar
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Plain Jane Hartman hates her life. She's goofy, boring and only has sex if she reads Iris Murdoch novels out loud to her loopy boyfriend. Her oldest friend Antonia McGill knows about everything. She orders the right food; she can complain and get results. She's beautiful and has a brilliant career. Is it any wonder that they hate each other's guts? Written by Teresa O'Donnell <sun.moon.stars@worldnet.att.net>

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November 1991 (USA)  »

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$1,002,078 (USA)
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This film marked Peter Wingfield's introduction into movies, playing the bit part of the taxi driver, which he credits to being because the original cast member to play the part couldn't drive. See more »

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References 9½ Weeks (1986) See more »

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A wonderful look at women's friendships
28 August 1999 | by (Ann Arbor) – See all my reviews

I love this movie, mostly because it showcases the fabulous talents of both Imelda Staunton and Saskia Reeves. Imelda is too much in the shade in most of her other movies, but here she plays with her looks and her persona, in a way I only have observed the best actors do. There is a depth here, only hinted at in her other portrayals, namely Mary in Peter's Friends. I find it a wonderful portrayal of the friendship between two heterosexual women, so often misinterpreted in movies. Friendship between women can incorporate jealousy, but also a profound understanding of what it means to be in love, to be unhappy or content, the core of what it is to be a woman. This was admirably played out by the two leads, who outshone the other characters, mostly men, by the epic quality of their friendship. I have not seen either in a film for a while, I hope they show up again soon, and in leading roles.


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