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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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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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Stella: But Mr. Potter, you haven't seen me act!
Meredith Potter: Oh, I rather think I have.
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References Stella Maris (1918) See more »

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28 September 2002 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I liked the film and, though I'm sure there were countless other ways that they could've still retained its twisted plot in a more concise way, I enjoyed the uniqueness of its story. It was certainly a sad story and it did catch me by surprise. Alan Rickman was terrific, but I wish I could've seen more of his character because for the amount of time he's in the film it simply wasn't enough, especially since he appeared to be a main character. However, it was entertaining and I really liked it and its originality.


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