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The Republic of Love (2003)

A story of love and enchantment set in the coldest of winters, it explores the issues, dilemmas and barriers facing the lucky and unlucky in love in the 21st Century, based on the novel of ... See full summary »

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A story of love and enchantment set in the coldest of winters, it explores the issues, dilemmas and barriers facing the lucky and unlucky in love in the 21st Century, based on the novel of the same name by Pullitzer Prize-winning author Carol Shields. Tom is a charismatic late-night radio talk show host, whose unconventional upbringing has made him a little too quick to fall in love and marry, resulting in three divorces before the age of 40. Fay is his total opposite; her romantic ideal has not yet been attained and is unlikely ever to be due to her impossibly high expectations as a result of living with the perfection that is her parents' rock solid marriage. This unlikely pairing proves the rule that in love, there are no rules and the couple meet and fall deeply in love at first sight. All is faultless, until Fay's parents' marriage breaks down suddenly, out of nowhere, after 40 years of wedded bliss. Fay and their relationship are thrown into turmoil. Will Tom be able to persuade... Written by Anonymous

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13 February 2004 (Canada)  »

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I dimokratia tou erota  »

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CAD 5,000,000 (estimated)
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Emilia Fox (Fay) is the real life daughter of Edward Fox (Richard). See more »

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For Carol Shields (1935-2003) See more »

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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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The Walrus & the Carpenter
Performed by Joan Viskant
Music written by Mick Bishop
Lyrics by Lewis Carroll, adapted by Joan Viskant
Courtesy of "Through the Looking Glass" by Lewis Carroll
Courtesy of 33 Jazz Records
Published by Sam Music
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relationships are complex
3 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is such a beautiful film about love in all its complications. Wasn't sure where it was heading at times, but glad I stayed the course. An interesting cast - especially Greenwood and Emilia Fox - with a good mix of known and unknown actors. Each character is richly different and strangely, weirdly odd. The complexity of relationships - ahh. The diverse relationships portrayed made me want to know more back story, however, what is presented is just enough. Everyone seemed just like folks you might know. I also like the cinematography - the camera felt right for whatever was present at the moment. And the music is sublime. This film makes me appreciate Canadian movies - can see why it was a Toronto Film Festival selection.


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