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The Very Thought of You (1998)

Martha - Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 8 May 1998 (UK)
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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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 PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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8 May 1998 (UK)  »

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Opening Weekend:

£335,463 (UK) (10 May 1998)

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$94,176 (USA) (12 September 1999)
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Rufus Sewell would improvise a lot on set. See more »

Goofs

When Lawrence and Martha stop to get a bite to eat on their way back to London from the airport, Lawrence is seen reclining on the hood of his car. In the first shot, there is nothing on the hood with him. In the next shot, there is a burger and a drink. See more »

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Martha: I've heard you British guys are all gentleman. You are British aren't you?
Daniel: English actually.
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I only want to be with you
Written by Mike Hawker and Ivor Raymonde
Performed by Dusty Springfield
Published by Chappel music limited
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Fun and romantic - seems right for the genre
22 January 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Martha (Monica Potter) is single, sexy and she's so sick of her life she's off to London with the last of her money.

Daniel (Tom Hollander) is single, successful and after one look at Martha he thinks he's in love. Frank (Rufus Sewell) is one of Daniel's friends, despite the fact he is always trying to get one up on him. Lawrence (Joseph Fiennes) is another of Daniel's friends, and he is always caught between Frank and Daniel as they jostle for supremacy.

The casing and script are both strong, and the feel of the movie is nice and original, even with the usual clichés in the romance element. It's funny, it's romantic and it has sex appeal for both men and ladies, so obviously its worth a watch; if you don't try it, you'll never know.

7/10


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