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Mr. Love (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 25 April 1986 (USA)
An elderly mild-mannered gardener becomes a lovable legend in his town for his talent to romantically please every woman that fancies him.

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Roy Battersby
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Cast

Credited cast:
Barry Jackson ... Donald Lovelace
Maurice Denham ... Theo
Margaret Tyzack ... Pink Lady
Linda Marlowe ... Barbara
Christina Collier Christina Collier ... Esther
Helen Cotterill Helen Cotterill ... Lucy Nuttall
Donal McCann ... Leo
Marcia Warren Marcia Warren ... Doris Lovelace
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dave Atkins Dave Atkins ... Undertaker
James Benson James Benson ... 2nd Apprentice Gardener
Robert Bridges Robert Bridges ... Landau Owner
Patsy Byrne Patsy Byrne ... Mrs. Lunt
Julia Deakin Julia Deakin ... Melanie
John Joyce John Joyce ... Parson
Chris Jury ... 1st Apprentice Gardener
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An elderly mild-mannered gardener becomes a lovable legend in his town for his talent to romantically please every woman that fancies him.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Inesperado Amante See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,062, 27 April 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,264
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Much of the film was made at the Phoenix Cinema, longest running motion picture in the U.K. (1910). See more »

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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Title theme
Sung by Rebecca Storm
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What the British do so well.
26 November 2017 | by tezhowesSee all my reviews

This little British indie from UK TV director Roy Battersby called 'Mr. Love' is a dramedy/character study about a quiet public gardener's search for love in the midst of a long, arid marriage to a shrill. It would sidle in comfortably with much of the lesser UK Handmade Pictures stuff, and includes a charming plot element that falls into the 'film within a film' category. It could hardly be a 'smaller' picture in any sense of the word, but the performances are letter-perfect without being obvious, it wears its heart on its sleeve without being maudlin, and it's slyly comical without being slapstick, yet with that odd comic sense the Brits are renowned for. The leads, Barry Jackson and Maurice Denham, have resumes as long as your arm and deservedly so. And it sports one of the most mood-appropriate and wistfully beautiful theme songs ever written.


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