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We Think the World of You (1988)

PG | | Comedy | March 1989 (USA)
An aimless young man, Johnny, is sent prison. He entrusts his beloved dog, Evie, to the care of his former lover and best friend, Frank. When he gets out of prison, he has to face ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Frank
... Tom
... Millie
... Megan
... Johnny
Ryan Batt ... Dickie
Kerry Wise ... Rita
Sheila Ballantine ... Margaret
David Swift ... Bill
Pat Keen ... Miss Sweeting
Ivor Roberts ... Harry
Paula Jacobs ... Deidre
Barbara New ... Mrs Grant
... Judge
Nick Stringer ... Butcher
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An aimless young man, Johnny, is sent prison. He entrusts his beloved dog, Evie, to the care of his former lover and best friend, Frank. When he gets out of prison, he has to face difficulties at home. Added to this, is the fact that he may have to give up Evie to Frank. Written by Samantha Santa Maria <te7441667@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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The US trailer eliminates all traces of a romantic or sexual relationship between the Alan Bates and Gary Oldman characters, and presents the film as a lighthearted comedy about a dog. See more »


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Serenade No.10 in B Flat
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Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Charming Film with Unique Story - Great for Dog Lovers
8 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a good movie and it is especially enjoyable if you love dogs as I do. I never read the novel but I first saw this film years ago, and finally bought the video recently. To my surprise, the film now seems a little dated and even a little bit slow in parts. (But to be fair, American movies tend to move so quickly that many British and European films seem slow by contrast.) Alan Bates is terrific in the story of a middle-aged bureaucrat whose male lover betrays him for love of a female. When Bates agrees reluctantly to make sure his lover's dog is cared for while his lover is in prison, he finds himself really starting to care for the dog himself. Some funny visuals and a satisfying ending make for one good movie.


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