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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 »

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Randal Kleiser

Writer:

Elizabeth Jane Howard (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Birdsall ... Gavin Lamb
Jane Horrocks ... Jenny
Helena Bonham Carter ... Lady 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 Ian Redford ... Bill
Kevin Drinkwater Kevin Drinkwater ... Winthrop
Rupert Holliday-Evans Rupert Holliday-Evans ... Peter
June Ellis June Ellis ... Mrs. Wagstaffe
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Storyline

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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Gavin is 31... and a virgin. One wild night and three woman later, he's finally... Getting It Right. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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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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Gross USA:

$960,385
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Joan: Gavin ... don't worry so much about being loved. Worry about loving. It's ever so much more important.
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Love Take Over
Written by Ashton Liburd and Paul Gold
Performed by Cut Double
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A Surprisingly Delightful and Charming British Romantic Comedy
9 January 2004 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Gavin Lamb (Jesse Birdsall) is a shy, sensitive and virgin hair cutter, completely dominated by his mother, and working in a salon in London, having Jenny (Jane Horrocks) as his assistant. When he is thirty-one years old, he meets three women that changes his life and behavior: the older (and very gorgeous) one, Joan (Lynn Redgrave), with whom he has his first sexual relation and learns about sex; the other one, the rebel and selfish Lady Minerva Munday (Helena Bonham Carter), with whom he learns to think about his feelings first and be less indulgent with other persons; and Jenny, who he starts seeing with different eyes and for whom he falls in love. The story is a surprisingly good romance, with excellent direction and performance of the whole cast and a very tight screenplay. The story is not corny, but delightful and charming. The humor is too British, and sometimes is not funny or does not make much sense for a Brazilian, but anyway it is always classy and enjoyable. One problem in my country is the commercial title adopted by the distributors. The Brazilian title of `Getting It Right' is `Minha Primeira Transa' (the translation would be `My First Shag'). This title is very vulgar and does not correspond to the reality of such elegant, sensitive and touching romance. Therefore, it reaches a public totally different from the original target. Conclusion: persons whom wants to see `My First Shag' get disappointed, and persons with my profile, that would appreciate this romance, do not get even close to the film in the rental or the store. They certainly will associate this movie with `Porky's', `American Pie' and others of the same genre. Since the end of June I am including a comment in IMDB of each movie that I watch. Some friends of mine, also users of this marvelous site, have requested me to include the Brazilian title in my comments to facilitate them to find the subjected film. If IMDB direction has no objection, I am going to include the Brazilian title in Portuguese (with a free translation to English) in the end of my comments from now on for reference only. Concluding my comments of `Getting It Right', my vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): `Minha Primeira Transa' (`My First Shag')


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