Unconditional Love (2002)

PG-13  |   |  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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Credited cast:
Grace Beasley
Dirk Simpson
Maudey Beasley
Nola Fox
Harriet Fox-Smith
Barry Moore
Marcia Warren ...
Lynette Fox-Moore
Andrew Beasley
Max Beasley
Victor Fox
Woman in Red Bra, Jerry Springer guest
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Steve Abbott ...
Graveyard Officer
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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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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 »




Release Date:

23 August 2002 (UK)  »

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Who Shot Victor Fox  »

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Robert Culp was cast in this film but was replaced by another actor. See more »


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 »


Grace Beasley: That's Tom Jones.
Nola Fox: Don't you think I'd know my own brother's voice?
Waitress: Actually, it's Tom Jones. I put the CD on myself.
Nola Fox: [slaps waitress across the face] SLUT.
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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 »


References Don't Look Now (1973) See more »


How Deep Is the Ocean
Written by Irving Berlin
Crooned Romantically by Dan Aykroyd
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26 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

I found this movie to be extremely delightful.I am biased I suppose.I happen to adore Kathy Bates.I found her singing an added pleasure.She has a very nice voice.

Ms Bates plays Grace Beasley.The film takes you from her doledrums married life in Chicago to England,the home of her recently murdered singing idol Victor Fox.There she meets his three surviving uppity sisters.She also discovers that Victor leaves behind a male lover,Dirk Simpson.

The story leads you on to some surprisingly comedic and heartwarming situations as Grace and Dirk develop a true fondness for each other,after an initial rather rude rejection,on his part.They return to Chicago where they team up with Grace's pint-sized,hilarious daughter-in-law,Maudie,to find the serial killer who murdered Victor.

Everyone in the picture did a fine job.Particularly enjoyed Julie Andrews,Lynn Redgrave and Barry Manilow.This movie was fun.It makes you cry.The music is absolutely charming.

Other posters here who found problems with any parts of this movie,just don't have a clue.

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