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The Girl in the Café (2005)

TV Movie  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  25 June 2005 (USA)
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Lawrence, an aging, lonely civil servant falls for Gina, an enigmatic young woman. When he takes her to the G8 Summit in Reykjavik, however, their bond is tested by Lawrence's professional obligations.

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Italian Waiter
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Hotel Receptionist
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Louisa Bojesen ...
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German Senior Advisor (as Christian Pedersen)
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A May-December comedy becomes a political drama. Lawrence, a spindly, self-effacing civil servant, is a senior researcher for the Chancellor of the Exchequer, preparing for a G-8 summit that will determine the scope of the world's effort to reduce extreme poverty. In a crowded café, he chats awkwardly with Gina, a young Scot with time on her hands. They share a couple of meals, and he invites her to accompany him to the summit in Reykjavík. Once there, as romance blooms, Gina's past, Lawrence's work and proclivity to compromise, and the presence of ministers and presidents spur her to act. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Love can't change what's wrong in the world. But it's a start.

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G8 Summits are only held in the G8 nations - Canada, the US, Japan, Russia, Germany, Italy, France and Britain. A summit would not be meeting in Iceland. See more »

Quotes

Lawrence: Oh, God! It's a double bed.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, the sound of a finger snapping every 3 seconds is heard. Each snap represents a death in the world due to extreme poverty. See more »

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Version of Suddenly Gina (2007) See more »

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An Ending (Ascent)
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Wow - I just hope some important people see this
26 June 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Wow - I just hope some important people see this. If sometimes a little slow and ponderous this is still a great piece of filming. Of course it has the advantage of Bill Nighy (you all must see more of his work to appreciate him - especially in comic roles) and his co-star, who I will be looking up on IMDb to see more about her and where I have seen her before.

I do hope that, at the next G8 in July 2005, there is someone attending who has seen this movie - to be able to make its premise come true. But maybe I am just living a fantasy. Even if only half the statistics were half true about world poverty and suffering you would hope that somebody with influence (or great wealth - Bill Gates - have you seen this movie?) would watch and do something about it.

What a great little love (?) story too. An excellent movie - but hard to watch if you have a conscience, are not a cynic and have seen Bill Nighy in other, more entertaining, fare.


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