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Wishful Thinking (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  9 December 1996 (Spain)
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A story told from three angles. Max meets Elizabeth; they live together, but when she talks of marriage, he balks. He becomes extremely jealous, probably without cause, and thinks she's ... See full summary »

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Lena
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Elizabeth
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Donita
Isabel Gillies ...
Susan - Roommate
Mel Gorham ...
Lourdes
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Max
Joseph Mosso ...
Waiter (as Joe Mosso)
Lázaro Pérez ...
Ramon (as Lazaro Perez)
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Man with Cane
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Henry
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Jack
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A story told from three angles. Max meets Elizabeth; they live together, but when she talks of marriage, he balks. He becomes extremely jealous, probably without cause, and thinks she's taken up with a friend of his, Jack. Elizabeth, stung by Max's refusal to marry, catches Jack's eye, but the friendship seems innocent. Lena, who works with Max, likes him and realizes she can manipulate his jealousy and maybe engineer his split from Elizabeth. When she's sure Elizabeth is with a man, she calls Max at work, sending him home to confront the lovers. Then, Lena feels guilty and takes off for Max's apartment. What's really going on? Who's with Elizabeth? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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TRUE LOVE...Is Just A Wish Away!

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9 December 1996 (Spain)  »

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Botrányos szerelem  »

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Henry: I'm really surprised you called me.
Lena, the cashier: Well I had a really nice time with you at the party.
Henry: I did too with you, it's just, I was really sorry about spilling that wine on your dress. I could have sworn that bottle was empty.
Lena, the cashier: It was OK, I actually had a harder time getting the brie out.
Henry: Yeah, I mean you gotta admit after a couple drinks those things look a lot like a sponge.
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28 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

I've just watched this movie and I found it very good. I decided to watch it because of Drew Barrymore - she is my favorite - but even though she didn't have a very big part I enjoyed this movie a lot. This movie is about a woman who wants the boyfriend of her "friend" and she does everything to take him from her. It is separated in three parts. In the first part it shows the whole story briefly. It stops in the most agonized scene. In the second part the story starts again, almost, from the beginning and shows more information about how and why and stops in the same scene and in the third and final part - which is colorless - it finishes and you finally understand what' s all this about... I put 9 out of 10


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