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The Care and Handling of Roses (1996)

A shared passion for old movies leads to mutual attraction between two married film-club members (Ann Jillian, Lee Horsley).





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Credited cast:
Jean Townsend
Lee Horsley ...
Tom Doster
Roger Townsend
Carol Doster
Bess Townsend
Ryan J. O'Neil ...
Chris Adams ...
Parking Attendant
Pixie Bigelow ...
Diego Fuentes ...
Amanda Hancox ...
Woman in Nursery
Clive Walton ...
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Keith Jones ...
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A shared passion for old movies leads to mutual attraction between two married film-club members (Ann Jillian, Lee Horsley).

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Release Date:

8 October 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La fragilité des roses  »

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Unintentional Laughs Aplenty
18 January 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Never have I seen so much hokey over-acting crammed into one small movie. Corny melodrama that had me laughing until I cried. I guess the viewer was supposed to feel the underlying sexual tension between Lee Horsley and Ann Jillian, rooting for their love to prevail, but they were both so utterly unappealing and unattractive I didn't care what happened to them. Every over used soap-opera gag is used to the hilt in this thing: Tearfully running in the rain, forbidden phone calls, desperate, longing gazes, loads of cheesy dialog--yuck. I will say, however, I did enjoy this movie--AS A COMEDY!

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