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Unconditional Love (2002)

 -  Drama | Comedy | Musical  -  23 August 2002 (UK)
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After her husband unexpectedly leaves her, Grace Beasley (Kathy Bates) spontaneously travels to Great Britain to attend the funeral of Victor Fox, a singer she adored. There, she meets the ... See full summary »

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Grace Beasley
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Dirk Simpson
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Maudey Beasley
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Nola Fox
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Harriet Fox-Smith
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Lynette Fox-Moore
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Andrew Beasley
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Victor Fox
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After her husband unexpectedly leaves her, Grace Beasley (Kathy Bates) spontaneously travels to Great Britain to attend the funeral of Victor Fox, a singer she adored. There, she meets the lover of the dead pop star, played by Rupert Everett, and convinces him to return to Chicago with her to find the singer's killer. Guest appearance by Julie Andrews. Written by Anonymous

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singer | travel | lover | funeral | lawn mowing | See more »

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If love takes no prisoners, somebody forgot to tell them.


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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual content, brief strong language and some violence | See all certifications »
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23 August 2002 (UK)  »

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Shot in 1999, the film stayed on the shelf until it premiered in the US on the Starz cable network on Aug 2, 2003 and then went straight to DVD. See more »

Goofs

When Dirk and Grace go to the funeral home to "dress up" Victor Fox's corpse for the open-casket funeral, the funeral home manager is hesitant to allow them to enter until Dirk introduces Grace as, "This is my lawyer..." In England, Dirk would probably not have used the word "lawyer". It is more likely that he would have said, "This is my solicitor..." (although, in mitigation, the word "lawyer" is widely used, and even solicitors and barristers often describe themselves as lawyers). See more »

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Maudey: Is this rudeness deliberate, or are you just lacking in social skills?
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits tell us that "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" was "sung a little by Kathy Bates" and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" was "sung even less by Kathy Bates." See more »

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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Blazing Dragons
Score by Amin Bhatia
Theme Song by Pure West
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Talk about a bizarre movie...
29 October 2003 | by (San Jose, California) – See all my reviews

But a great cast! Jonathan Pryce, Kathy Bates, Rupert Everett, Lynne Redgrave, Julie Andrews and Dan Aykroyd! And that's just the beginning.

I'm not totally sure that any description of the movie and plot are going to entice you to watch this one. Suffice it to say that it has something for practically everyone: death, singing, a sparkly suit, cell phones, a little person (nice looking woman, actually), a drawbridge (modern, not Medieval), a boombox, and a crossbow. Oh, and a psychotic. And Barry Manilow.

You will have to trust me when I say that 50% of you out there will hate this movie because of the lack of the Absurd Gene in your DNA makeup. It's not your fault; it's hereditary. The other 50% of you will probably want to change the channel after 20 minutes, but you HAVE TO KEEP WATCHING.

Even at that, at the end you may wonder why you watched... but keep in mind that absurdity thing. It should grow on you. It is a test.


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