MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,410 this week

The Girl in the Café (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Romance  -  25 June 2005 (USA)
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 6,929 users  
Reviews: 117 user | 18 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 titles
created 03 Nov 2010
 
a list of 33 titles
created 26 Sep 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 30 Jan 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 08 Apr 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 13 Sep 2012
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Girl in the Café (TV Movie 2005)

The Girl in the Café (TV Movie 2005) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Girl in the Café.

User Polls

Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sex Traffic (TV Movie 2004)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Boston based Kernwell Industries is an American defense contractor. One of those contracts is to deploy 3,000 peacekeepers to the International Peacekeeping Coalition's work in the Balkans.... See full summary »

Director: David Yates
Stars: Wendy Crewson, John Simm, Anamaria Marinca
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Based on a true story, set in the late 19th century: Lord Tichborne, the ninth richest nobleman in England, disappears after a South American shipwreck. Some years later his erudite ... See full summary »

Director: David Yates
Stars: Robert Pugh, John Kani, Stephen Fry
State of Play (TV Mini-Series 2003)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead.

Stars: John Simm, Kelly Macdonald, Bill Nighy
The Sins (TV Mini-Series 2000)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Len Green is a bank robber. During his long career as a getaway driver, he has served many sentences and spent a fair proportion of his life behind bars. Now middle-aged, with a very ... See full summary »

Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Geraldine James, Caroline Hayes
Gideon's Daughter (TV Movie 2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Bill Nighy and Miranda Richardson star in a story of grief and celebrity, set in the intense spring and summer of New Labour's election victory and Diana's death. Nighy is a PR guru who has... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Poliakoff
Stars: Bill Nighy, Miranda Richardson, Emily Blunt
Mary and Martha (TV Movie 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two mothers lose their sons to malaria.

Director: Phillip Noyce
Stars: Hilary Swank, Brenda Blethyn, Sam Claflin
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Set in rural Wiltshire in the late 16th century, the film tells the story of Miriam, a young peasant girl, whose parents have arranged her marriage to the older village weaver. Focuses on ... See full summary »

Director: David Yates
Stars: Josie Ayers, David Ericsson
Good Looks (1992)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: David Yates
Stars: Amelda Brown, Ian Jentle, Gary Olsen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Stars: Olivia Lee, Grant Thomson
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A story about a young girl, Anne, growing up in Swindon just after the Second World War and how she faces the adult world, parental fighting and her father's death and the awakening of her own sexuality.

Director: David Yates
Stars: Katy Smith, Kim Thomson, Peter Woollaston
Rank (2002)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A street gang cross Glasgow to witness the arrival of a group of Somali refugees. A closely observed portrait of racism, friendship and adolescents.

Director: David Yates
Stars: Brian Dunn, Christopher Gorman, Ian Jarvie
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Nigerian Ola has a passion for English history, but her vision of England and the English gets a new perspective when she gets a casual job at the Tower of London, leaving her disillusioned.

Director: David Yates
Stars: Helen Lymbery, Olusola Oyeleye, Alison Rose
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Gina
...
Sunita
...
George
...
Robert
...
Chancellor
...
Italian Waiter
...
Ruth
Damon Younger ...
Hotel Receptionist
Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir ...
Assistant Receptionist
...
Waitress (as Marit Kile)
Philippe De Grossouvre ...
French Delegate
Louisa Bojesen ...
CNBC Newscaster
...
German Senior Advisor (as Christian Pedersen)
Toshie Ogura ...
Japanese Delegate
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

25 June 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flickan i kaféet  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Lawrence arranges with Gina to meet for lunch, he picks a date that he is free, suggests a restaurant, and they agree. But they do not choose a time to meet. See more »

Quotes

Robert: She's a pretty girl.
Sunita: I don't call that pretty, I call that beautiful.
Chancellor of the Exchequer: What do we think the difference is between pretty and beautiful?
Sunita: Well, something to do with bone structure. Pretty is pretty while young, beautiful will stay beautiful forever.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Quote at the end of the movie: "Sometime it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation." Nelson Mandela, 2005 See more »

Connections

Featured in The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I love, love, love "The Girl in the Cafe"!!!
26 June 2005 | by (Minneapolis, USA) – See all my reviews

WOW! I just watched an absolutely brilliant film on HBO tonight. "The Girl in the Cafe" stars Bill Nighy and Kelly Macdonald in what I am sure will be one of the very best films of the year.

The film will, with 100% certainty, appeal to those who loved "Lost in Translation" and it will probably resonate with many of those who didn't like the characters in that film as much as the rest of us.

The two characters in this film are adorable, seemingly mismatched and yet a perfect relationship forms. Nighy & Macdonald deliver Oscar worthy performances... it is shame that this TV movie won't qualify!!! The film is also rife with political intelligence at it is set against the backdrop of a summit being held in Reykjavik, Iceland.

This is a spectacular screenplay, delicately balanced and bittersweet, insightful and poignant.

THE GIRL IN THE CAFE is superb in every way.

Look for it on HBO right now!!! I believe it plays twice on the 28th and will assuredly be repeated many times this month!!!


86 of 108 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Too much propaganda lel513
Sex scene? fgr30
Old guy, younger girl erikig
can anyone explain the end? Freekie_001
Kelly's accent bajama
Is it even possible to do what they were proposing? puzzle_queen
Discuss The Girl in the Café (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?