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'Til There Was You (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Romance, Comedy  |  30 May 1997 (USA)
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Two strangers, whose paths are always crossing, finally meet when fate steps in.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Plumpis ...
Saul, Age 25
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Beebee, Age 25
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Gwen, Age 7
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Beebee Moss
Kellen Fink ...
Nick, Age 7
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Betty Dawkan
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Vince Dawkan
Michael Tucker ...
Alexandra Theriault ...
Taffy, Age 7
Kimberly Paige ...
Taffy, Age 12
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TV Dad
Sean Bolvin ...
One Big Happy Family Member
Kenneth Flores ...
One Big Happy Family Member
Joette Hayward ...
One Big Happy Family Member
Mary Martin ...
One Big Happy Family Member
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Storyline

Gwen grows up with her romantic mother constantly telling her the story of her courtship and marriage to her father. Nick grows up with an alcoholic father who can't hold a job and whose family, as a result, is forced to move all the time. The two are shaped by this - Gwen a romantic and Nick withdrawn, unsure of himself - as they watch the hugely popular sixties sitcom, "One Big Happy Family." Years later, it is the star of that show, now a child actor gone bad with a history of detox and people always saying, "I thought she was dead," Francesca Lanfield, who connects the two of them, after years of near-misses and almost encounters. Gwen is hired to ghost-write Francesca's autobiography, while Nick, becoming her lover, is the architect who is to design a building on Francesca's property. When Gwen decides to crusade to save Francesca's building, she writes letters to the newspaper which catches Nick's attention - and wins his heart. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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A Sexy, Sassy Romantic Comedy for Everyone Looking for Love... In All the Wrong Places See more »

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Romance | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sensuality, language and drug references | See all certifications »
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30 May 1997 (USA)  »

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Até Tu Apareceres...  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,315,445 (USA) (30 May 1997)

Gross:

$3,478,370 (USA) (1 August 1997)
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Gwen Moss: Love's cruel, Love's a flirt. Love has places to go and people to hurt.
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References The Music Man (1962) See more »

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Written, Performed and Produced by J. Steven Soles
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Vivid characters and there run-ins with love, irony, heartbreak,
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While many would find this movie uneventful and drawn out, the genius of it comes from the solicitous character development, distinct wit, and gradual, realistic build-up to an ending that renews one's faith in destiny and fated love. The dynamic characters enthralled me with a story that shows very contrasting, but equally beautiful realities: the pain and joy of love. The movie broke my heart over the end of relationships that filled me with jealousy and nostalgia, and put it back together again with the triumph of what was "meant to be". Because of the enduring themes of both love and, more subtly but just as importantly, emotional growth, this movie has taken it's place in my mind and heart.


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