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Women Talking Dirty (1999)

 |  Comedy  |  7 December 2001 (UK)
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A lively, outspoken single mother in Edinburgh, Scotland, develops an unlikely friendship with a shy cartoonist.

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Emily Boyle
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George
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Stanley
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Bill O'Brien
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Claude
Barbara Rafferty ...
Janine
Elaine C. Smith ...
Irene O'Brien
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Ronald
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Bertie Highmore ...
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Man in flash car
Jackie Balfour ...
Midwife
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A lively, outspoken single mother in Edinburgh, Scotland, develops an unlikely friendship with a shy cartoonist.

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Behind every great woman... is her best friend

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Conversa de Mulheres  »

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Freddie Highmore's film debut. See more »

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When the blue Sofa is being removed from the apartment towards the end of the film, it is obvious when outside the building that the cushions the money is meant to be hidden under are removed to make it lighter to carry. See more »

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Sofa Love
Performed by Elton John
Written & Composed by Elton John
Produced & Arranged by Simon Boswell
Published by Happenstance Ltd.
(c) 2001 Rocket Productions Ltd.
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Peppy, yet Poignant Story of Two Women
22 July 2001 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

This is a clever charming film set in Edinburgh. The movie uses the device of Ellen (Gina McKee),a successful cartoonist, inviting her friends to a post-divorce party. A series of flashbacks fill in her background and that of her best friend, Cora (Helena Bonham Carter). The quieter of the two, Ellen was married to smooth charmer Daniel (James Purefoy)for three years. Cora's longest relationship was with Frenchman Claude (Julien Lambroschini)for 10 months, leaving her a single mother. During these flashbacks, Daniel turns out to be a serious gambler who was always on the run from moneylenders and Claude an unreliable lover who leaves Cora as soon as she becomes pregnant. Clearly these women share bad judgement in men. Ellen and Cora turn out to be linked in more ways than friendship-the revelation provokes a split between the women. The film does an excellent job in handling and resolving the conflict between Ellen and Cora. I hope this film comes to the North American market soon!


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