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Born Romantic (2000)

R | | Comedy | 9 March 2001 (UK)
Three young men pursue three beautiful women across London.

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Centered around a salsa club, three men pursue three women across London. Fergus is trying to find his ex-girlfriend, the elderly charmer Frankie the beautiful Eleanor and the robber Eddie is trying to find one of his victims, cemetery worker Jocelyn. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Romance isn't dead... it's just not very well.

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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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9 March 2001 (UK)  »

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O Último Romântico  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£198,388 (UK) (11 March 2001)

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$14,597 (USA) (7 October 2001)
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Second Cab Driver: So, when a woman says to you 'What a beautiful cock', she's lying. And who's she lying to? Herself. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe you do have a beautiful cock. I can't say. But I suspect it looks something like mine. And I know mine's no oil painting.
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Connections

Referenced in Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #9.12 (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Yes Sir I Can Boogie
Written by Rolf Soja (as Soja) and Frank Dostal (as Dostal)
By kind permission of Latin-American Music Pub. Co. Ltd
Performed by Nina Miranda
Produced by Ray Hodges
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd
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Good uplift for a bad day
19 March 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Not all films have to be earth shattering with lots of meanings, Some can just be enjoyable. Born romantic falls into the second category.

The plot is Three Male losers go to a Salsa club in different circumstances. One has the appearance of a rich Latin lover. In truth he is broke and living with his ex wife. The thief is a bad thief, only lucky enough not to get caught. He meets up with an extrentric woman who tends graves. Finally Frankie A musician who is desperate to meet up with his ex fiancée Mo played by the magnificent Jane Horrocks, who he dumped eight years ago.

Nearly all use a mini cab driver, who gives help for all those in the back of his car, as the film progresses it becomes apparent, he is in as much need of help as all the other characters.

If you like the rhythm of the salsa, which becomes infectious, and want something to watch that is not to strenuous on the mind and can stand the occasional cringing moments, then I can recommend this film.


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