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

 -  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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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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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  »

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$29,692 (USA) (27 August 1999)

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$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

Frank: [to Laurence about Daniel] I didn't know he wore khaki trousers.
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Soundtracks

If you can't do it when you're young, when can you do it
Written by Billy Reeves
Performed by Theaudience (as The Audience)
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited (London)
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A hillarious romantic comedy

I'm a fan of Joseph Fiennes, so naturally, this was a film I've been wanting to see for ages. And it didn't disapoint me one bit!

The plot is basiclly three English friends meet an American girl within three days, at seperate times, and they all fall for her. First, I was excited to see a romantic comedy set in Britain ... I always look forward to those. And then, despite the ending being pretty predictable, I came to the conclusion that this is definately one of the best Romantic Comedy films I've ever seen.

Monica Potter does a great job at Martha, the American girl who's had enough of her life in America so buys the first plane ticket to anywhere for $99, and ends up in London. There were one liners from Martha that made me laugh so much.

Tom Hollander is a great Daniel, the rich and spoilt British guy who's a bit of a ladies man, and just loves to get a rise out of Frank. It's by not trying to be funny that makes us love and laugh at Daniel. Hollander does a great job at achieving this.

Joseph Fiennes ... is there any criticism you can give this man? He's perfect for the role of Laurence, and that's why it works so well. When you look into his eyes, you can dive deep into his soul, and he has the sort of face which you love. Laurence is the romantic and sensitive character, and I can't imagine a better person than Fiennes playing him.

Rufus Sewell as Frank steals the show. Frank is the funniest character, despite how serious he is. Frank, the depressed and failed actor who is constantly getting into arguements with Daniel, will have you laughing your ass off! I can't think of a time when he said something I didn't laugh at. If you're not a big fan of Romantic Comedies, this movie is worth watching, just for Sewell.

Stars out of 10 : 10


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