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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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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
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Symonds
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Mark
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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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$1,554,742 (USA)
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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 »

Quotes

Nina: [notices Jamie blowing on his fingers, then touching them to his mouth] Darling? What are you doing?
Jamie: Warming my lips.
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Connections

References Brief Encounter (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Sonata No. 3 for Cello (Viol de Gamba) & Piano, 2nd Movement Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, 1st Movement, Sarabande, Keyboard Concerto No. 7, Andante
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Arranged by Barrington Pheloung
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A lovely examination of grief and grieving.
30 November 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A nice look at what it means to lose someone, and to be the lost as well. All too often (as in the treacly "Ghost") we are treated to a fantasy version of love and loss, where you get to have your cake (looking fab in that graveside outfit) and eat it too (dead person is wonderfully available as he guides you to your next, even better for you, love). Here, we see a woman who cannot let go, who is so paralyzed with grief she cannot live the life left to her. The man she lost untimely loves her so dearly he returns, not to take up where they left off (which is all she asks), but to guide her back into life, life he can never have again. What makes this movie admirable is the deft and sensitive rendering of the act of letting go, from both the point of view of the lost and the living.


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