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Relative Values (2000)

 -  Comedy  -  23 June 2000 (UK)
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A man returns home with his bride-to-be, an actress, who turns out to be the sister of his family's maid.

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Felicity Marshwood
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Peter Ingleton
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Dora Moxton 'Moxie'
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Elizabeth
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Mrs Crane
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Phillip Bateman-Tobias
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A comedy of discriminating taste and dirty little secrets, the story is set in 1952 England, where Nigel, the Earl of Marshwood, woos Hollywood star Miranda Frayle, upsetting both his mother, Countess Felicity of Marshwood, and her former love, fellow Hollywood star Don Lucas. Right before the engagement party to be held at Marshwood, Moxie, the Countess's personal maid and best friend reveals that Miranda is her estranged sister. Crestwell, the Countess's butler, quickly devises a plan-but an inebriated Lucas's arrival at Marshwood to try to talk to Miranda causes all chaos to break loose. Written by Q. Leo Rahman

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Rated PG for language | See all certifications »
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23 June 2000 (UK)  »

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Gente con clase  »

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£88,454 (UK) (23 June 2000)

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ESP 61,633,656 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Whilst filming on the Isle of Man in 1999, the cast joined members of the public to watch the eclipse. This provoked such surprise that more people ended up watching Julie Andrews than the eclipse. See more »

Quotes

Nigel: You don't like her, do you mother?
Felicity Marshwood: Well of course I don't, I think she is a perfect ass.
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Almost Like Being in Love
Written by Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe
Performed by Rick Riso
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An absolutely charming, very funny film!
18 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For anyone who enjoys British class distinctions and the upstairs-downstairs culture of life among the manor born, this stylish tale of a Hollywood actress who is preparing to marry into a quirky aristocratic family is sumptuously designed and a great deal of fun. Julie Andrews shines, as does Jeanne Triplehorn and Stephen Fry as the butler who is impeccably correct amid the chaos which ensues when things inevitably begin to go awry. It is a farce that absolutely works. The 1950s era is captured with elegant attention to detail and the characters, for all their foibles, are likable and thoroughly engaging. Great entertainment for anyone who is lucky enough to happen upon it!


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