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An Awfully Big Adventure (1995)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  21 July 1995 (USA)
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Set right after World War II, a naive teenage girl joins a shabby theatre troupe in Liverpool. During a winter production of Peter Pan, the play quickly turns into a dark metaphor for youth... See full summary »

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Set right after World War II, a naive teenage girl joins a shabby theatre troupe in Liverpool. During a winter production of Peter Pan, the play quickly turns into a dark metaphor for youth as she becomes drawn into a web of sexual politics and intrigue. Written by Alex Brewer

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A revealing comedy about what really goes on when the lights go down. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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21 July 1995 (USA)  »

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Aventure en coulisses  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$258,195 (USA)
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Georgina Cates had unsuccessfully auditioned for the part of Stella under her real name of Clare Woodgate. Frustrated, she dyed her hair, reinvented herself as a 16-year-old Liverpool girl called "Georgina Cates", and landed the role. See more »

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When O'Hara is running down the wharf in 1947, there is a modern car carrier (ship) in the background. See more »

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Rose: You can't do anything I don't hear about, not on that motorbike.
[a beat]
Rose: You won't find her. Not now.
P.L. O'Hara: I might. And I might find him.
Rose: How will you know?
P.L. O'Hara: I'll know. Little chap, stands like me.
Rose: How's that?
P.L. O'Hara: Heroical, twice nightly.
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Adorable blokes, aren't they?
18 July 1999 | by (Cleveland, OH) – See all my reviews

I particulary enjoyed this film. I thought Hugh Grant did a great and decidedly out-of-turn portrayal of the deviant Meredith. Alan Rickman looked so cool on that motorcycle it wasn't even funny. The lighting in this film was excellent, and it's portrayal of petty theatre politics was pretty accurate even by modern standards. Georgina Cates was a wonderful Stella and the plot was well-developed. It seems as though most English adaptations of books tend to be better cinematically than original American films. Go figure.


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