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A Previous Engagement (2008)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  9 May 2008 (Canada)
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When Julia Reynolds talks her husband into a family vacation in Malta she has a secret agenda: a date made twenty-five years earlier with her first love.


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Credited cast:
Julia Reynolds
Alex Belmont
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jenny Reynolds
The Local Man
Hendrik Jansen ...
Hotel Desk Clerk
Woman in Cafe
Pierre Stafrace ...
Store Clerk
Jill Reynolds


When Julia Reynolds talks her husband into a family vacation in Malta she has a secret agenda: a date made twenty-five years earlier with her first love.

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some vacations can change your life


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9 May 2008 (Canada)  »

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CAD 8,000,000 (estimated)

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(European Film Market)


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Julia Reynolds: If people knew who their mothers really were the world would end.
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Performed by Phil Ochs
Courtesy of A & M Records
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Worst movie of the year
18 May 2008 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

The script had promise. Any other praise for this movie has to come only from those involved in trying to sell this sad attempt at movie making. This must be one of the worst films I ever saw. The actors, at least the two that could act, floundered in mediocre sets, mediocre supporting cast and worse of all, a mediocre direction that could not be worse had it been directed by a blind director. There is no idea of pacing, composition, and anything else that could have led the actors to abandon their over acted hysterics and try to inject some believable interpretation to the characters. There were a couple of laughs but I think it was the result of embarrassment rather than genuine comedy. This film was shot in the island of Malta and in particular the old medieval city of Mdina. Well, they might as well have shot it on a back lot in Hampstead Heath. There was absolutely no feel for the imposing scenery that is there for the taking. I'll stop this review here for there is a lot more misery to mention and I have already lost too much effort on this movie. I'm just angry at having wasted money and time on this film. If you ever come across it on TV, RUN!

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