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What Rats Won't Do (1998)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 1 July 1998 (USA)
Soon to be married lawyer Kate Beckenham has landed the case of a lifetime. Her courtroom opponent turns out to be the charming Jack Sullivan, who has never lost a single case.

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Jack
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Kate
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Ellen
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Graham
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Jane
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Judge Foster
Chris Jury ...
Defendant
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Tony
W. Stephen Gilbert ...
Foster's Clerk
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Verger
Paul Rider ...
Kate's Clerk
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Jack's Dad
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Woman with Dog
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Mirella
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Gerald
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In London, the lawyer Kate Beckenham is near to her wedding day with her fiancé Graham, when she is invited to defend a heritage case against the brilliant lawyer Jack Sullivan, who has never lost a case in court. The twenty-one years old American Mirella Burton is disputing fifteen millions of pounds and some properties against Gerald Burton Jr., the inherited son of her deceased husband. During the trial, the romantic Kate falls in love for Jack, and sees the case in another perspective. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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lawyer | love | trial | widow | inheritance | See All (8) »

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Comedy | Romance

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1 July 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anwältinnen küßt man nicht  »

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Gerald Burton Jr.: America is made out of the sweepings of Europe.
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Just Can't Walk Away
Written by Simon Climie and Dennis Morgan
Performed by Charlotte
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Very British Romantic-Comedy
30 July 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In London, the lawyer Kate Beckenham (Natascha McElhone) is near to her wedding day with her fiancé Graham (Valentine Pelka), when she is invited to defend a heritage case against the brilliant lawyer Jack Sullivan (James Frain), who has never lost a case in court. The twenty-one years old American Mirella Burton (Parker Posey) is disputing fifteen millions of pounds and some properties against Gerald Burton Jr (Charles Dance), the inherited son of her deceased husband. During the trial, the romantic Kate falls in love for Jack, and sees the case in another perspective.

"What Rats Won't Do" is a very British romantic-comedy, but also very pleasant. In spite of having many jokes with the British peculiarities and behavior, the enjoyable story is very supported by the nice cast and the good chemistry between the gorgeous Natascha McElhone and James Frain. In the end, love wins and this movie entertains, without being special. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Um Caso de Amor" ("A Love Affair")


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