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Getting It Right (1989)

Gavin is 31 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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gavin Lamb
... Jenny
... Lady Minerva Munday
Pat Heywood ... Mrs. Lamb
... Mr. Lamb
... Joan
Richard Huw ... Harry
... Sir Gordon Munday
... Lady Stella Munday
... Mr. Adrian
... Anne
Ian Redford ... Bill
Kevin Drinkwater ... Winthrop
Rupert Holliday-Evans ... Peter
June Ellis ... Mrs. Wagstaffe
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Gavin is 31 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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Meet Gavin Lamb. He's shy. He's single. And he's a virgin. After thirty-one years, what is he waiting for? See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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5 May 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

As Atribulações de um Virgem  »

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$960,385
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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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middling
5 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

This was a highly rated, now forgotten, trifle. Though surrounded by opportunities, uptight Gavin can't make a choice on a date or a career, saying (without elaborating on his criteria) "I just want to get it right." He investigates a bit, but his interest seems to be in inaction or only stale, bourgeoise standards. Sex is had, but Gavin makes a rather numb protagonist. I have a friend like him, but at least he eventually came out of the closet, which is what you begin to suspect about G. The movie is harmless but kind of goes nowhere. Lynn Redgrave is there as the older woman who still recalls the swinging London of the 60s. This is proof why some British chaps are indistinguishable from the deceased.


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