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Shirley Valentine (1989)

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Shirley's a middle-aged Liverpool housewife, who finds herself talking to the wall while she prepares her husband's chip'n'egg, wondering what happened to her life. She compares scenes in ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Shirley Valentine
... Costas
... Gillian
... Jane
... Marjorie
... Headmistress
... Joe
... Dougie
Anna Keaveney ... Jeanette
Tracie Bennett ... Millandra
Ken Sharrock ... Sydney
Karen Craig ... Thelma
Gareth Jefferson ... Brian
... Young Shirley
... Young Marjorie
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Shirley's a middle-aged Liverpool housewife, who finds herself talking to the wall while she prepares her husband's chip'n'egg, wondering what happened to her life. She compares scenes in her current life with what she used to be like and feels she's stagnated and in a rut. But when her best friend wins an all-expenses-paid vacation to Greece for two, Shirley begins to see the world, and herself, in a different light. Written by Kathy Li

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No one thought she had the courage. The nerve. Or the lingerie.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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30 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shirley Valentine - Auf Wiedersehen, mein lieber Mann  »

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$6,353,913
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Apart from adapting his own stage play for this movie adaptation, playwright Willy Russell also worked as a music composer on the film. See more »

Goofs

Gillian tells Shirley that their house is vegan but is giving the dog muesli and milk. Vegans don't have any dairy products. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Shirley Valentine: Hiya Wall.
[to the camera]
Shirley Valentine: Well what's wrong with that? There's a woman three doors down talks to her microwave. Talking to a microwave! Wall, what's the world coming to ?
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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 8 March 2011 (2011) See more »

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Rock from 9 Jive Till 5
Written Tim Broughton and Eddie Jones
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What a wonderful, beautiful movie!!
8 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

For all of you middle-aged men and women who wonder just who you are, and where you're going; this is the movie for you!! What an insight to the real human spirit!! I've watched this several times and never fail to shed a tear over how I spent my life. This is a MUST DO for any adult struggling to make it. ( Bring a hankie) This is for men also!! The director has touched on the basic human emotion; who are we, why are we here, and most of all; what happened to "ME"? This movie has addressed so many questions that we all have, being caught up in the every day life, but always wondering-----"what if"? What a release for us to see that some times a person will follow their dreams! The message here is---Be true to yourself!!


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