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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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In a world of make believe Stella is about to discover the difference between true love... and real life. See more »

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

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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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Stella's coat as her uncle leaves the bathroom. See more »

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Dotty Blundell: What about Desmond Fairchild? What's your estimation of him?
Stella: He's a cunt.
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References Stella Maris (1925) See more »

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A small gem, realistic, funny, emotional, and tragic.
20 September 1999 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This movie does brilliantly what films can do so well when properly conceived and executed: tell a story that is original, moving, believable, even familiar and personal to the audience in some deep ways, and also take us to a new place, show us people and a world we haven't often (or ever) seen before; and on top of that, entertain, delight, and engage our hearts throughout. Don't miss this! Beautifully acted, directed, shot. It's true to life, hilarious, romantic, tragic, unexpected........................


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