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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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Cast

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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Also Known As:

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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Goofs

The plane on which Martha and Daniel travel changes from an Lockheed L1011 after take-off to a DC-10 on landing. See more »

Quotes

Daniel: [of his professionally decorated flat] I have the home of a widely-read, widely-travelled, deeply interesting man with taste.
Martha: And that's not you.
Daniel: No.
Martha: [raising an eyebrow] Not even the interesting bit?
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Soundtracks

Fall in love with me
Words and Music by Angelo Badalamenti and Tim Booth
Performed by Booth and the Bad Angel
Used with kind permission by Blue Mountain music and Anion music
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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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