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


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.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

8 May 1998 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Very Thought of You  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£335,463 (UK) (10 May 1998)


$94,176 (USA) (12 September 1999)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Monica Potter first read for director Nick Hamm, she did a few scenes ten different ways. See more »


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


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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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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Unexpectedly funny, lighthearted romantic comedy
25 November 2000 | by (Niagara Falls, Canada) – See all my reviews

I seen this at the video store but passed it by because I thought it was the typical Sarah Michelle-Melissa Joan-Freddie Prinze-Katie Holmes type of romantic comedy. I didn't realize it was a British movie(otherwise I might have given it a second look at the video store) and caught it on cable. I was pleasantly surprised by the acting. I liked the fact that it didn't go the typical sex route, although I didn't think about that until the movie was over. I was pleasantly surprised that it was a British film, it seemed more in the Hollywood vein, not as dark and gritty as a lot of British cinema. The mood of the film was cheerful, upbeat and somewhat witty. I particularly liked the technique of going back in the story to fill in the gaps of the storyline. It reminded me of an old fashioned type of movie; and I have to admit the lead actress did remind me of a Julia Roberts type. Very entertaining.

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