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My Summer with Des (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Romance | Sport  -  25 May 1998 (UK)
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Romantic comedy set during the European football championships in 1996, where football fan Martin finds his life is going from bad to worse after losing his job and splitting up with his ... See full summary »

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Rosie
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Cameron (as John Gordon-Sinclair)
Arabella Weir ...
Barbara
Graeme Garden ...
Angus
Tilly Blackwood ...
Anna
Desmond Lynam ...
Himself
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Kolade Agboke ...
Football fan #2
Jean Ainslie ...
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Domingo Calvo ...
Spanish waiter #2
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Vlad (as Mem Ferda)
Serge Feuillard ...
French waiter #2
Robin Hellier ...
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Mitch Horner ...
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Romantic comedy set during the European football championships in 1996, where football fan Martin finds his life is going from bad to worse after losing his job and splitting up with his girlfriend. However, as the football tournament progresses his luck begins to turn, firstly because of England's successes on the pitch, and secondly because of his encounter with a mysterious woman. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Beautifully evocative
6 May 2002 | by (Leics, England) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this in the excitement of the run up to France '98. I remember little of the plot (some vague memory of a girl, the Holland match, a garden party) except, of course, the match structure. But I do remember enjoying it. Moreover, I remember how it perfectly captured the excitment and hope of Euro '96. I was watching this and almost forgetting how it would inevitably end. I genuinely believed England were going to go all the way despite that niggling memory in the back of my mind.

Definately worth checking out if you can, particularly if England's approaching another major tournament :0)


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