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The Thing Called Love (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 27 August 1993 (USA)
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K.T. Oslin ...
Lucy
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Webb Wilder ...
Ned
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Floyd
Deborah Allen ...
Herself
Jimmie Dale Gilmore ...
Himself
Katy Moffatt ...
Herself
Jo-El Sonnier ...
Himself
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Herself
Kevin Welch ...
Himself
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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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Stand By Your Dream

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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27 August 1993 (USA)  »

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A szerelem nevű dolog  »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$433,254, 29 August 1993, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,029,721
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1.85 : 1
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On the first day of filming, River Phoenix showed up high and blew several takes. As he attempted to hit his mark, he stumbled and almost fell, mumbling his lines into the ground, and not making eye contact with the other actors. Phoenix claimed to director Peter Bogdanovich that he had only taken a pain pill and one beer, and that he was mostly depressed over the recent breakup with girlfriend Suzanne Solgot. Bogdanovich would later minimize Phoenix's troubles that night and insisted that he don't cause another problem for the rest of production. See more »

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In the scene when James meets with a record label agent after performing, Miranda is closing up the bar, however it is obviously day time outside with cars and people going by the windows. See more »

Quotes

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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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Dreamed My Dreams
Written and Performed by Robert Goldstein
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Thing Called a Terrible Movie
30 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the most surprisingly bad movies I've ever seen. To think that the same man that directed The Last Picture Show also did this makes one wonder. I just rented the Director's Cut and deeply regret the spent time and money. Interestingly enough Sandra Bullock and Dermot Mulroney are the only remotely positive aspects of the entire film. Way too much praise has been given to River Phoenix for this role. I'll be the first to say that River Phoenix was an incredibly terrific actor in some films, but this film does not qualify. The supposed chemistry between Mathis and Phoenix is shockingly forced and unrealistic. The film is generally boring and meanders pointlessly for an excruciating 2 hours. I should mention that I was born and raised in Nashville and while the film isn't necasarily offensive in it's idea of what the city is like, it is obscenely unrealistic and a bit stereotypical (to clarify; the line-dancing party the characters attend, I don't think they really exist.


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