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Perfectly Normal (1990)

R | | Comedy | April 1991 (USA)
A shy young man with a passion for opera has his world turned upside down by a con artist who really does have a heart of gold.

Director:

Yves Simoneau

Writers:

Eugene Lipinski (screenplay), Eugene Lipinski (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robbie Coltrane ... Alonzo Turner
Michael Riley ... Renzo Parachi
Deborah Duchene ... Denise
Eugene Lipinski ... Hopeless
Kenneth Welsh ... Charlie Glesby
Patricia Gage ... Mrs. Hathaway
J.D. Nicholsen J.D. Nicholsen ... Duane Bickle (as Jack Nichols)
Elizabeth Harpur ... Gloria
Kristina Nicoll ... Tiffany
Peter Millard Peter Millard ... Bunden
Bryan Foster Bryan Foster ... Gig Manyon
Andrew Miller ... Pizza Guy
Warren Van Evera Warren Van Evera ... Old Man
Douglas C. Frye Douglas C. Frye ... Boy in Cab
Graham Harley Graham Harley ... Middle-aged Man
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A shy young man with a passion for opera has his world turned upside down by a con artist who really does have a heart of gold.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Alonzo Turner: Morning is a state of mind, Lorenzo. It is that period of the day, before you've had a coffee and a satisfying bowel movement.
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A perfect film
9 August 2004 | by dingram-1See all my reviews

If you like slow, stylish, cynically heart-warming humor...this movie is for you. This isn't sleepless in seattle or when harry met sally. This is a brilliantly conceived, written, directed and acted masterpiece that exalts the multifaceted idiosyncrasies of the great white north, combining it with a deft touch of the quieter side of British humor.

It combines my love of humor, hockey and music in a tale of romance and transformation that is smart, rather than sickly sweet.

Kenneth Walsh is great as the no-holds-barred coach that will fake cancer to motivate his team. Michael Riley gives a performance even more subdued and complex than Bud Cort in Harold and Maude. And Robbie Coltrane is a hugely under-appreciated comic talent - the John Candy of Great Britain.

I seldom gush over a movie...but this one hit the spot.


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Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby

Color:

Color
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