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Relative Values (2000)

PG | | Comedy | 23 June 2000 (UK)
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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Frederick Crestwell
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Dora Moxton 'Moxie'
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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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Gente con clase  »

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£88,454 (UK) (23 June 2000)
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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 »

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Nigel: Miranda, will you kindly inform me what your ex-lover is doing under my roof?
Miranda Frayle: He's not under your roof.
Dora Moxton 'Moxie': He's in the garden.
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All My Love
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Don't overlook Sophie!
17 January 2003 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

This was a pretty darn good movie, and I always enjoy seeing Julie Andrews do comedy. But for me, the highlight of the movie was the dinner scene, with "Moxy" (Sophie Thompson) furiously biting her tongue while her clueless real-life sister (Jeanne Trippelhorn) concocts falsely slanderous stories about their mother, painting her as a bawdy alcoholic. Moxy's outraged cry of "Jugs of Beer!?" after Miranda/Freda leaves is priceless, as is her dressing down of Freda near the end of the film.

I liked this film, too, because it didn't sink too far into the "Silly Ass/Bright Young Thing" mode that most of Coward's works tend to. Rent it if you can. It's worth catching.


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