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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 ...
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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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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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BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR... IT JUST MIGHT COME TRUE. 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

Terry Molloy was cut out of this film. 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

Edited into Screen Two: Truly Madly Deeply (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
Composed by Bob Crewe & Bob Gaudio
Arranged by Barrington Pheloung
Sung by Alan Rickman and Juliet Stevenson
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touching portrait of a real relationship
6 April 2003 | by (san antonio, texas) – See all my reviews

This is a beautiful little movie. Juliet Stevenson (as Nina) plays one of the most authentic female leads I've ever seen: She bawls full-out, complete with fluids; she looks like a man in bad lighting; she's passive aggressive and irritable and loveable and likeable and real. Likewise, Alan Rickman's character, Jamie, is peevish, like all of us, self-centered, like all of us, but beautiful and unique and again, real. Unlike the schmaltz we're fed here in the states, where dialogue consists of rehearsed speeches (think Jerry Maguire) and love seems skin-deep, this is a couple that seems not only to love each other but to genuinely like each other; a couple that has their own language, as long-term couples do (and it's not translated, which is so refreshing), a couple that can be silly with each other and irritated with each other within minutes; that can have spats that are not high drama or the beginning of the end or anything other than the end of a long day in a too-hot apartment. The ending broke my heart yet seemed like the most natural and right course of action. Truly stunning.


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