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The Very Thought of You (1998)
"Martha - Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  8 May 1998 (UK)
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Laurence recounts to his neighbour how his life long friendship with Frank and Daniel has been overturned in just three days by their each independently meeting, and falling for, Martha, ... See full summary »

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Frank
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Daniel
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Pedersen
Debora Weston ...
First Class Passenger
Jan Pearson ...
Daniel's Senior Partner
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Male Information Official
Rebecca Craig ...
Gillian - Female Information Official
Paul Bigley ...
Black's Hotel Room Service
Geoffrey McGivern ...
Travel Agent
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Icelandair Official
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US Ground Stewardess
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Taxi Driver
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Bus Driver (as Robert Brydon)
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Storyline

Laurence recounts to his neighbour how his life long friendship with Frank and Daniel has been overturned in just three days by their each independently meeting, and falling for, Martha, who has no idea of their connection. Slowly the tale unfolds, the narrative moving backwards and forwards gradually filling in the gaps until we see the whole picture. Written by <wyohwy@hotmail.com>

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Two's Company. Three's a Crowd. Four's a Disaster.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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8 May 1998 (UK)  »

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The Very Thought of You  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£335,463 (UK) (8 May 1998)

Gross:

$94,176 (USA) (10 September 1999)
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When Martha and Daniel meet at the curb outside the airport, there is an extra carrying a large gray bag. He is walking away, going to Daniel's right. When Martha and Daniel begin talking the same extra (minus the bag) is walking away from Martha, going the opposite direction he was before. The camera cuts to Daniel and then back to Martha and the extra has disappeared completely. See more »

Quotes

Laurence: In finding the right person you need someone with all the right similarities, yet all the right differences. Someone to read your mind instinctively, yet cover your weaknesses.
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Soundtracks

Brown paper bag
Words and music by Roni Size
Performed by Roni Size / Reprazent
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited (London)
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The spark is missing
11 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Passable romantic comedy with a few problems. First of all the direction is choppy and the story rather nonsensical which is often the case for a rom-com but they should be based in some sort of identifiable reality, this isn't. All that would be forgivable if you were enchanted by the central character. Monica Potter is a decent actress and what could best be described as goofy in the lead but to make this story of three men instantly captivated by one woman work that woman would have to be entrancing like a young Audrey Hepburn or Margaret Sullavan loaded with gossamer charm which Potter is not and it's a flaw that the movie can't overcome. None of the men are fleshed out but Fiennes does provide a suitably centered and conflicted protagonist, Tom Hollander and Rufus Sewell are wasted however.


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