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Truly Madly Deeply (1990)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 24 May 1991 (USA)
A woman dealing with inconsolable grief over the death of her partner gets another chance when he returns to earth as a ghost.

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 16 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Nina
Jenny Howe ...
Burge
Carolyn Choa ...
Translator
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Sandy
Christopher Rozycki ...
Titus
Keith Bartlett ...
Plumber
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George
Stella Maris ...
Maura
Ian Hawkes ...
Harry
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Claire
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Arturo Venegas ...
Roberto
Richard Syms ...
Symonds
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Mark
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Storyline

Once upon a time there were two people in love, their names were Nina and Jamie. They were even happy enough to be able to live happily ever after, (not often the case) and then Jamie died. Nina is left with a house full of rats and handymen, a job teaching foreigners English and an ache that fills the night sky. Written by Anonymous

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ghost | film blanc | cello | rat | death | See All (18) »

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A romantic comedy about finding love when it's least expected! See more »


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Rated PG for mature theme and mild language | See all certifications »

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24 May 1991 (USA)  »

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Amor eterno  »

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$1,554,742 (USA)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Alan Rickman had cello lessons, and handles the right (bowing) hand, but the left hand is provided by a real cellist standing behind him with his arm through Alan Rickman's armpit. Juliet Stevenson does play her piano part however. See more »

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Nina: Parents alive, Gloucestershire, teachers. Him geography, her history. So holidays it would be "Dad, where are we? Mum, have we been here before?"
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References Five Easy Pieces (1970) See more »

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A Case of You
Composed by Joni Mitchell
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Didn't come off as "hokey"...
28 May 2005 | by (Alberta, Canada) – See all my reviews

A man who comes back as a ghost to assist his grieving wife... it could have been really cheesy, but Rickman and Stevenson pull it off! I loved this movie and I'm not normally into romantic comedies. The comedy is subtle and doesn't dominate the movie. If you're looking for a happy-go-lucky, laugh a minute movie, look elsewhere. Stevenson's tears and grief are very realistic and you truly feel her desperation. Yet, though there is sadness and even the ending is bitter-sweet, you don't leave feeling depressed and there ARE laughs along the way. Rickman and Stevenson's singing scene is tremendous and a must see for all Rickman fans! It is strange to call a movie about a ghost "realistic", but it is. The relationship between the two leads is very realistic and the chemistry is incredible. All in all a charming little flick to watch when you feel like cuddling up and watching a good love story.


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