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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

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 Ian Redford ... Bill
Kevin Drinkwater Kevin Drinkwater ... Winthrop
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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Box Office

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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Soundtracks

Les Sylphides
(excerpt from)
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by the Sofia Philarmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Rouslan Raichev
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thankfully it wasn't made in Hollywood
22 November 2010 | by mjneu59See all my reviews

31-year-old London hairdresser Gavin Lamb has never slept with a woman, but he is, after all, a virgin in all things, not just sex. A cautious romantic idealism has kept him at arm's length from any meaningful (or otherwise) relationship, until he learns, with help from a trio of very different women, that 'getting involved' means doing just that. From the older and wiser Lynn Redgrave he discovers the pleasures of physical love; scatterbrained Helena Bonham Carter teaches him the responsibilities of a more platonic friendship; and from girl next door Jane Horrocks he learns how to honor a commitment. It's a pleasant and polite little comedy, with just enough genuine character to give it some depth, and with a welcome lack (because the screenwriter is a woman?) of the raging hormones and horny desperation so common to big screen coming-of-age stories. There is, perhaps, too much reliance on Gavin's voice-over narration, but how else could such an introspective person express himself?


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