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This Year's Love (1999)

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A group of thirtysomethings flit around Camden Town swapping partners in search of love, lust and life.

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The marriage of Danny and Hannah spectacularly crashes during the reception when the bride's best friend tells the groom that the bride is having an affair with her husband! The shock wave of chaos that spreads out from this one event touches the lives of a diverse group of the thirtysomethings that inhabit the Camden Town area of London. Hannah immediately leaves the reception and gets drunk and ends up in bed with the unwashed artist Cameron who shares a flat with a nerdy comic book enthusiast Liam, who in turn starts an ill-advised affair with society dropout single-mother Sophie. Danny meanwhile moves on and embarks on a relationship with a struggling singer Mary, whom he met at the airport on his way to his lonesome honeymoon. This partner-swapping merry-go-round continues for two years until a semblance of normality asserts itself and Danny and Hannah decide to drop everything and embark on their long delayed honeymoon. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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19 February 1999 (UK)  »

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Opening Weekend:

£893,505 (UK) (19 February 1999)

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£3,488,861 (UK) (19 March 1999)
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A huge star in the UK now, the then relatively unknown David Gray makes an appearance as the Singer/Guitar player in Kathy Burke's band. 'This Years's Love' is also one of his song titles. See more »

Quotes

[a sleepy Cameron is less than enthusiastic to find Mary in bed with him]
Mary: It's all right, mate. You've woken up with a fat bird. I'll get me coat.
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References Crash (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Honey Boy
Performed by Terry Evans
Composed by Terry Evans
Even-Flow Music (BMI)
Administered by Bug Music, Inc.
Licensed by courtesy of Virgin Records Limited
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Lost Gem
29 November 2007 | by (Edniburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

This Year's Love was released at a time in the fit of madness that followed Four Weddings And A Funeral, when everyone was desperate to rush out their very British romantic comedies. This Year's Love sadly got lumped it with all of these (generally poor) movies, which is a pity because it's one of the finest British films of the nineties.

It's not cute, although it does have charm. It's not a comedy, although there are some very funny bits in it. It's not particularly romantic, although it's probably a lot more honest about love than anything Richard Curtis has ever written. What it is is an example of the kind of movie Britain can do like almost nobody else: a small, dense, focused study of well-written characters being slowly destroyed by their own flaws, unfolding gradually like a really great novel. It's dense and meaty and thoughtful and sad, and essential viewing for anyone who's left cold by the more treacle vision of the Four Weddings... school of movie-making.

It does have a frantic dash to the airport at the end, I must admit. Although even that defies normal expectations.


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