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Don't Go Breaking My Heart (1999)

Well meaning friends try to persuade Suzanne, a beautiful widow, to remarry and the choice seems to be between Frank, a philandering dentist, and Tony, a sensitive, failing sports trainer who helps her son.

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Tony
Linford Christie ...
Himself
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Suzanne
Ben Reynolds ...
Ben
Ace Ryan ...
Natalie
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Frank
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Nurse
Susannah Doyle ...
Diane
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Sharon
Philip McGough ...
Douglas
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Richard
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Maxine
George Layton ...
Max
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Josephine
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Storyline

Jenny Seagrove plays a widow who is defying her friends attempts to find her a new parter. Charles Dance is part of her circle of friends and decides that he is the one for her. He is also in the fortunate position that he is her dentist who just happens to use hypnosis on his patients. Having no luck using conventional methods to win her affections, he resorts to hypnosis which has unforseen and amusing results. Antony Edwards is a failing sports psychologist who gets caught up in the events through a series of chance meetings and the unpredictable results of the hypnosis. Written by Richard Cathcart <richard@fizfrag.demon.co.uk>

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A romantic comedy with hypnotic complications.

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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12 February 1999 (UK)  »

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A Magia do Amor  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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£384,533 (UK) (12 February 1999)
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Trivia

Though he is second billed, Linford Christie only makes a short cameo appearance in the pre-credit scene of the film. See more »

Quotes

Suzanne: I don't date.
Tony: It wouldn't be a date, just a meal. As a matter of fact, we could sit at different tables.
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Connections

Spoofs What's New Pussycat (1965) See more »

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Love Must Be Catchin'
Written by Merle Travis
Performed by Julie London
Courtesy of EMI Records
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Not bad
25 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Compared with the atrocious Love Actually, this is not bad. For a change, the film focuses on the nouveau riche rather than pompous middle-class people who plaque such films as Love Actually and Notting Hill. Jenny Seagrove's character epitomises this nouveau riche world, alongside Charles Dances's pony-tailed dentist. It's the first time I have seen Charles Dance not play a upper-crust toff and it was quite a shock. Anthonhy Edwards plays the requisite American in London and it was fairly obvious what the outcome of the film would be early on. There are a few funny lines of dialogue and some scenes are quite touching. Jenny Seagrove does a good job but isn't stretched by the limitations of the script. Charles Dance is underused but manages to steal some scenes from the rather bland character Anthony Edwards plays. Not bad for a British romcom.


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