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Getting It Right (1989)

Gavin is thirty-one-years-old and still lives with his parents. He is awfully shy, but before he knows it, there are three women interested in him. Lady Minerva Munday has a casual way of ... See full summary »

Director:

Randal Kleiser

Writer:

Elizabeth Jane Howard (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Birdsall ... Gavin Lamb
Jane Horrocks ... Jenny
Helena Bonham Carter ... Minerva Munday
Pat Heywood Pat Heywood ... Mrs. Lamb
Bryan Pringle ... Mr. Lamb
Lynn Redgrave ... Joan
Richard Huw Richard Huw ... Harry
John Gielgud ... Sir Gordon Munday
Judy Parfitt ... Lady Stella Munday
Peter Cook ... Mr. Adrian
Shirley Anne Field ... Anne
Ian Redford ... Bill
Kevin Drinkwater Kevin Drinkwater ... Winthrop
Rupert Holliday-Evans ... Peter
June Ellis June Ellis ... Mrs. Wagstaffe
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Gavin is thirty-one-years-old and still lives with his parents. He is awfully shy, but before he knows it, there are three women interested in him. Lady Minerva Munday has a casual way of life and lives in a basement, Joan is an over-sexed millionairess, married to a Greek architect. But Gavin prefers the ugly assistant in the barbershop. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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A modern comedy for all of those who have been getting it wrong. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Quotes

Gavin: My mum says she's worth her weight in gold.
Jenny: Ooh, in that case, she must be very valuable indeed.
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Yé Ké Yé Ké
Written and Arranged by Mory Kanté
Performed by Mory Kanté
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A movie for those who want to smile
1 June 2005 | by imperialvalleyjimSee all my reviews

Given the talent and general excellence of this film, one would think it would have made it to DVD. It has that hard to define quality that certain films achieve, the ability to bring a smile to your face when you weren't expecting to. While I watch films mainly to laugh or get an adrenaline rush, those flicks that make me smile and keep me smiling long after they're over have a magic that should have it's own name. The same magic is the prevailing quality of better known films, like "Love Actually" or several other Hugh Grant British romantic comedies. The storyline is almost formulaic. The acting is good, professional, and heartfelt though unexceptional. The laughs are few though solid. The tears are available but not overpowering. The romance is tender and sincere bot again, not overwhelming. There is nothing in this film that is very over the top. Nothing exceptionally memorable like John Cusack standing outside the girl's window holding a boom-box with an anthem pounding into your brain. It's rather like a date flick for pleasantly married people who love their spouses. But just because an emotion isn't screamingly loud and in your face, that doesn't mean that it isn't deep and meaningful. This movie is both deep and meaningful, on a pleasant journey in the life of Gavin Lamb. If you want to smile, spend a couple of hours with Gavin getting it right. (If you can find this film - it doesn't play often enough for me, and I've bought it twice on VHS.)


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Atribulações de um Virgem See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$73,159, 7 May 1989

Gross USA:

$960,385

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$960,385
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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