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The Thing Called Love (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 27 August 1993 (USA)
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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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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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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,029,721 (USA)
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Trivia

River Phoenix wrote his character's song 'Lone Star State Of Mine' especially for the film. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Miranda Presley: You're always asking everyone else what they think.
Linda Lue Linden: That's right. And you know what? I'm not going to do it anymore. If I don't feel like bein' nice to somebody, I'm just goin' to be mean... or at least impolite.
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Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

PLENTY OF TOO LITTLE
by Earl Poole Ball and Brian Bratt
Performed by Jo-El Sonnier
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country music and "hipness" blend together in a great film
24 June 2000 | by (FL) – See all my reviews

I rented this movie last summer after having never even heard of it, I just picked it up because it had River Phoenix in it and he was, of course, quite the hottie :) Anyway, I've never been into country music but I LOVED this film! It deals with that whole scene and has great songs in it-- especially the one that Samantha Mathis' character writes and sings at the end. Plus the movie has one of Sandra Bullock's early performances, which is great. And yes, River also does his part to make the film very watchable! If you haven't watched The Thing Called Love, go pick it up-- you'll be pleasantly surprised.


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