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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Credited cast:
Smug Man at Party
Matt Bardock ...
Billy's Mate
Paul Blair ...
Clune ...
Pub Drummer
Matt Costello ...
Sacha Craise ...
Check-Out Girl
Angela Douglas ...
Amanda Drew ...
Old Friend


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 <>

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Release Date:

19 February 1999 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A szerelem forgandó  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£893,505 (UK) (19 February 1999)


£3,488,861 (UK) (19 March 1999)

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Did You Know?


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 »


[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 »


Monday Morning
Performed by David Gray
Composed by David Gray
Published by Chrysalis Music Limited
David Gray appears courtesy of iht Records
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Finally, a London based romantic comedy that gets it right.
22 February 1999 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

Words that fill me with dread: 'A Joel Schumacher Film' obviously, 'A Romatic Comedy from London', equally horrid. Yet finally someone has got it right - not Joel Schumacher of course.

Peter Kane's salty comedy is something quite new, an unsentimental, contemporary La Ronde set in Camden Lock. His bone dry script is adorned by a magic cast, not least the indomitable Kathy Burke, who is surely now England's greatest treasure. There is a real courage here, no corners are cut and no easy, neat solutions are adopted. If we are a little disgusted by the smugness of the artsy characters it is more than compensated for by their terrible sadness. Very human, very witty and beamed in from a different galaxy from the one that Hugh Grant inhabits.

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