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The Thing Called Love (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 27 August 1993 (USA)
A group of newcomers to the country music business seek love and stardom.

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Miranda Presley moves from New York to Nashville to become a song writer. At an unsuccessful audition she meets James Wright a promising newcomer. After only a few days they marry, head over heels, but start to regret it very soon. Written by Matthias Scheler <tron@lyssa.owl.de>

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,029,721 (USA)
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River Phoenix wrote his character's song 'Lone Star State Of Mine' especially for the film. See more »

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The first time Miranda sings at the Blue Bird the application that is rejected has a different name on it. See more »

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Miranda Presley: [sitting in the truck] Okay, come on. Lets go.
James Wright: We can't just leave, we've gotta at least let them know we've changed our mind... the preachers on his way and it's raining...
Miranda Presley: No, no, no, no. Look, uh, we'll just... We'll have a fight, and i'll pretend to slap you... or shoot you in the leg or something...
James Wright: ...Got a better idea.
Miranda Presley: ...What?
James Wright: Let's... get married.
Miranda Presley: You don't just get married as a joke.
James Wright: It's not a joke. It's a journey.
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Referenced in The Division: This Thing Called Love (2002) See more »

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Diamonds and Tears
Written by Matraca Berg and Gary Harrison
Performed by Matraca Berg
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great young actors in country music soap
2 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

Aspiring songwriter Miranda Presley (Samantha Mathis) takes the bus from NYC to Nashville. She arrives too late for an audition along with James Wright (River Phoenix). One week later, they make it to the audition as well as Kyle Davidson (Dermot Mulroney) and Linda Lue Linden (Sandra Bullock). Only James make it but the foursome start a friendship and more.

This Peter Bogdanovich film has four great young stars. In fact, River's star dims about a month after this movie's release. This seems to be set up to be a great movie. Although I like Mathis, Phoenix is probably the more compelling actor. It would be even crazier if Bullock got the Miranda Presley role. The stories are a bit soapy. The songs are fine. It's just great to see Phoenix before his early death and an up-and-coming Bullock. Otherwise, it doesn't standout more than that.


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