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Women Talking Dirty (1999)

A lively, outspoken single mother in Edinburgh, Scotland, develops an unlikely friendship with a shy cartoonist.

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Ellen
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Emily Boyle
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George
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Stanley
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Daniel
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Bill O'Brien
Julien Lambroschini ...
Claude
Barbara Rafferty ...
Janine
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Irene O'Brien
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Ronald
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Jackie Balfour ...
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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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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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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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Snapshot of Loyalty and Betrayal
16 December 2004 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film for its unwillingness to make things overly obvious or excessively sentimental. It is hard to say whether the film depicts a study of betrayal, friendship or emotional dependence - but it offers a realistic snapshot of a tenuous friendship between two very different women.

Whether there is a message or not, the film is an effective portrayal of the difference between perceived happiness and real happiness. With Dolly Parton lauded as the archetypal tough gal, the two leads aspire to being in total control of their lives. The film begins with an aborted kiss between the two women (Gina McKee and HBC) and this neatly raises the issue of whether platonic love can compare to romantic love. However, there is more to friendship than hand-holding and the women each have Daniel (James Purefoy) to deal with before they can achieve some measure of self worth.

Not a film for those seeking a simple and obvious tale with a neat resolution but one one for those who enjoy films that raise questions and do not fall into the trap of providing glib answers.


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