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Sergeant
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Kate's Frenchman
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Roger Booth ...
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Three 40-something women in a small English town meet weekly for a ritual of gin, cigarettes, and sweets -- and swapped stories arguing which of them has the most pathetic love life. Kate is headmistress at the local school; her best friends are the town's police chief and a cynical, thrice-divorced doctor. When Kate begins a fling with a handsome younger man, less worldly than her friends but passionate and sincere, the other women can't simply be happy for the couple's unusual new romance. In jealousy they promptly take it upon themselves to break up the pair, taking drastic measures which result in unintended outcomes, some happy and some tragic. Written by Kay-22

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True love doesn't know the meaning of respectable. See more »

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Box Office

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$46,469 (USA) (5 April 2002)

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$1,080,072 (USA) (12 July 2002)
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John McKay combined two plots that joined together. Andie MacDowell signed onto the movie when it had a very different title. See more »

Quotes

Jed Willis: My organ's at your service whenever you like. In fact, I could give you a bit of a recital right now if you fancied.
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References Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) See more »

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One of These Things First
Written and Performed by Nick Drake
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I Really Enjoyed and Related to this Film
23 May 2004 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Having no knowledge of this film prior to seeing it on Rialto Channel I found it to be a pleasant, poignant and enriching film.

The casting was excellent. I loved all the characters, they were a little exaggerated in places, (but this IS a film). The way it looked and the enjoyably giddy ride the main character took until it turned badly, as real life can and does. Yes, I thought Andy MacDowell was great. I was particularly interested to watch this film once it began because people so often joke about her acting abilities (I find this quite wierd because she's always a solid actress in my opinion).

I loved the bit at the end where Andy's character said "sometimes I feel he was never here" etc., it was so completely how it really is in a situation like that (which I can personally identify with), then there was that gorgeous classical piece "Nocturne" I think by Chopin, which was a beautiful way to end (bar the light comedy at the end, which was probably unnecessary).

I say "well done" to the film makers - I have seen 1,000s of worse films!


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