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My Summer with Des (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Romance | Sport  -  25 May 1998 (UK)
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Martin
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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 ...
Neighbour #2
Domingo Calvo ...
Spanish waiter #2
Sophie-Louise Dann ...
Football fan #3
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Vlad (as Mem Ferda)
Serge Feuillard ...
French waiter #2
Robin Hellier ...
Party guest #2
Mitch Horner ...
Party guest #3
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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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Footie, women, success, happiness - it's a man's film
8 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

As much to do with remembering a great summer, football provides the backdrop for this amusing comi-drama. Is easy to empathise with a fan getting caught up in the fervour of the tournament and his own fervour with falling for a woman (Rachel Weisz) who seems to mirror England's progress in the tournament.

Weisz is as ephemeral as footballing success, particularly as she is a device and not really a woman in this drama, and footballing success is as ephemeral as happiness itself, so the movie reaches a predictable conclusion particularly if you know anything about the tournament.

Weisz looks great, the movie has good pace, and it is well enough written to remind anyone of a great summer whether it involved football or not.



Worth a look if it crops up.


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