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Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)

R  |   |  Romance, Drama  |  26 November 1999 (UK)
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Somerset, 1958. Eva enters adulthood with good humor, keeping house for her absent-minded father, letting her younger sister Janie in on the secrets of growing up, working at a furniture ... See full summary »

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Joseph Lees
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Eva
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Mr. Dian
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Harry
Felix Billson ...
Robert
Lauren Richardson ...
Janie
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Father
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Italian Doctor
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Signora Caldoni
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Maria
Freddy Douglas ...
Danny (as Freddie Douglas)
Richie Tongé ...
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Harry Selby ...
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Juan Thomas ...
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Emma Cunniffe ...
Red-Haired Girl
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Somerset, 1958. Eva enters adulthood with good humor, keeping house for her absent-minded father, letting her younger sister Janie in on the secrets of growing up, working at a furniture factory, and dreaming of Joseph Lees, her second cousin who's off in Africa and Italy as a geologist, but has lost a leg in an accident. She's also considering the advances of a local farmer, Harry Flite, ebullient and head over heels for Eva. She agrees to live with him and seems happy, then at a family wedding, Joseph appears, she asks him to dance, and her fantasy begins to clash with Harry's obsession. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »
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£2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,680 (USA) (29 October 1999)

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$7,680 (USA) (29 October 1999)
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Love the one you're with, or seek bliss?
3 January 2004 | by (Greenwich Village, NY) – See all my reviews

What is the right thing to do? Follow your fantasy mate while destroying one who loves you, or staying behind and sacrificing yourself so that the one who loves you will stay alive?

Many people have had to make such a choice: the person of your dreams appears, and there is a real possibility that you can establish a relationship with that person. However, you've established a relationship with another, an uneven relationship, where he loves you more than you love him. But he is a good person, and devoted. Handsome, a good lover. But the person of your dreams (in this case, Joseph Lees) is also real, and could take you to a place where your life can be miraculous and sublime. What to do?

I enjoyed this film tremendously, and easily related to the characters and situations.


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