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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
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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 ...
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Richie Tongé ...
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Harry Selby ...
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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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A Beautiful Film That Shows How True Love Is Never Perfect
25 July 2001 | by (San Francisco, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

I was sad to look in a store and know that I couldn't purchase this film because they didn't have it.

This was a wonderful film, not in the sense that is was happy and cheery, but in the sense that it brought you into the heart and soul of three people.

Samantha Morton was extraordinary in her role as Eva, the young woman torn between the love of her life, Joseph Lees (Rupert Graves) and the man she is obliged to (Lee Ross). Her passion and yearning for Joseph grows over the years, but she feels that she is obliged to Harry because he is madly in love with her and she has, in his eyes, has returned the same kind of love to him. When she finally reunites with Joseph her life is turned upside down and her heart is given the ultimate chance to be truly happy. She is torn between her duties and her heart, and Ms.Morton effectively shows this in her expressions.

Rupert Graves and Lee Ross are equally extraordinary in their roles. This film really beautiful and I think everyone should watch.


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