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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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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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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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Referenced in Outsourced: Truly, Madly, Pradeeply (2010) See more »

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A Case of You
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Not a chick flick, necessarily
14 October 2004 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I suspect it helps to have lost your wife or husband to let this film have its effect. What is it they say? Been there, done that and in spades, also losing a child. For we in this club, this film is a truly great experience.

You do want to scream at the heavens with your anger, like Nina does at the shrink. Then there is that short scene where the exterminator leaves the apartment and mentions his wife, dead since 1978. Nina realizes that he is a member of the club too, and that feeling is one any person who mourns knows.

Yes, it is a little too pat that Nina has these just-right friends, and has all the right PC attitudes, and her love was this artistic cellist and she finds another gentle soul, but death is not excluded from her ranks.

I love the American film with James Caan and Sally Field, where Caan comes back but it is the comedy in it that I like. When they get down to the treacle, it is just that; but in that penultimate scene in TMD, where Rickman assures Stevenson that she is ready to go on by reciting that poem in Spanish, the message has such meaning.


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