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'Til There Was You (1997)

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

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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
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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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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 The two are shaped by this - Gwen a romantic and Nick withdrawn, unsure of himself - as they watch the hugely popular sixties sitcom, "One Big Happy Family."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

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

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,315,445 (USA) (1 June 1997)

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$3,478,370 (USA) (3 August 1997)
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Gwen Moss: I knew I would find true love. It was just a question of where... and when.
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References The Music Man (1962) See more »

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One Big Happy Family
By Winnie Holzman and David Evans
Performed by Brock Walsh & The Walsh Family Singers
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Loved it!!!
22 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was channel surfing when I happened to catch this movie and, after it was over, it really got me to think about life - and how small things can change the way it turns out to be, and how inter-connected we all are. It was quite funny to watch Nick and Gwen always managing to miss each other.

I think the acting could have been a bit better though - especially Jennifer Aniston not having a role at all was quite disappointing. However, this was the first movie in which I really loved Sarah Jessica Parker. She managed to do a whole range of emotions with seeming ease.

I can't understand why it didn't do well at the box office. I hadn't seen it before, but have been recommending it to friends ever since.

On the whole a really good movie.


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