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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.


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


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

24 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor eterno  »

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$1,554,742 (USA)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The poem Jamie asks Nina to translate is "The Dead Woman" by Pablo Neruda. See more »


Nina: You're dead and you're still into party politics?
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References Five Easy Pieces (1970) See more »


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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Unbelievably great acting
3 February 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This film is truly (madly and deeply) one of my top 10 of all time. It shows an honest portrayal of what life must be like for someone whose lover has died. Juliet Stevenson is amazing as a woman still dealing with the death of her husband (Alan Rickman - always great).

I'm not going to get into the plot because this would just be full of spoilers, and I would actually recommend not reading the back of the video/DVD box either, just to be surprised.

One should definitely have on hand a few hankies or a large, full box of tissues. As the other commenter said, this isn't a film where one cries, this is a film where one sobs. I have never seen an actress cry on screen in such a heart-wrenching, convincing way as Juliet Stevenson. And lest you think this is just a weepy, the movie is also full of fun, humorous scenes.

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