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The Theory of Flight (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  24 September 1999 (UK)
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A dreamer who aspires to human flight is assigned public service after one of his attempts off a public building. This leads him to meeting a young woman, who is dying of motor neuron ... See full summary »

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Jane Hatchard
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Sue Jones-Davies ...
Catharine (as Sue Jones Davies)
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Dilys Price ...
Mrs. Williams
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Mrs. Allen
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A dreamer who aspires to human flight is assigned public service after one of his attempts off a public building. This leads him to meeting a young woman, who is dying of motor neuron disease. The strong-willed woman admits her wish to be de-flowered before her death. The man, struggling to maintain his relationship with his girl friend, declines but offers to help pay for a gigolo to do the deed. The following events play off the inherent comedy and drama of the circumstances. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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24 September 1999 (UK)  »

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Envole-moi  »

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$15,179 (USA) (25 December 1998)

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$71,999 (USA) (29 January 1999)
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First cinema feature of Ray Stevenson. See more »

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Jane: Our lives may be easier, but will never be as full. 1971 - 1997.
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Snatchin' It Back
Written by Clarence Carter, George Jackson
Performed by Clarence Carter
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Just watch this one, I'm saying nothing....
4 October 2004 | by (Cambridgeshire, UK) – See all my reviews

Not wishing to give *anything* away here, I would just say this technically excellent, flawlessly acted and uplifting little flic will reward the viewer with an excellent hour and a half's entertainment: It will amuse, surprise, possibly embarrass occasionally and almost certainly tug at the heartstrings from time to time, as it approaches the inevitable, but not obvious, ending without becoming clichéd or predictable in any way. Most definitely recommended.

A previous User's Comment gives 8 out of 10 for the film and 10 out of 10 for both Branagh and Bonham-Carter's outstanding performances - I agree entirely....


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