A woman dealing with inconsolable grief over the death of her partner gets another chance when he returns to earth as a ghost.

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Anthony Minghella
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juliet Stevenson ... Nina
Jenny Howe Jenny Howe ... Burge
Carolyn Choa Carolyn Choa ... Translator
Bill Paterson ... Sandy
Christopher Rozycki Christopher Rozycki ... Titus
Keith Bartlett ... Plumber
David Ryall ... George
Stella Maris Stella Maris ... Maura
Ian Hawkes ... Harry
Deborah Findlay ... Claire
Alan Rickman ... Jamie
Vania Vilers ... Frenchman
Arturo Venegas Arturo Venegas ... Roberto
Richard Syms ... Symonds
Michael Maloney ... Mark
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Storyline

Once upon a time there were two people in love, their names were Nina and Jamie. They were even happy enough to be able to live happily ever after, (not often the case) and then Jamie died. Nina is left with a house full of rats and handymen, a job teaching foreigners English and an ache that fills the night sky. Written by Anonymous

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A romantic comedy about finding love when it's least expected! See more »


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Rated PG for mature theme and mild language | See all certifications »

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The film was deemed a success. With the acting talents of Rickman and Stevenson put together and the idea that the movie carried this much meaning it wasn't too much of a surprise that it would be called successful. The only part that might have hurt it's success is that it didn't come out to a wider audience. See more »

Quotes

Titus: [shows up at Nina's apartment with flowers] I make decision. We go to Paris. Make love for one week.
Nina: [laughs] Oh, Titus. You're fab. You're so sweet.
[face falls when he shows her tickets]
Nina: Oh, dear. Titus, I can't go to Paris with you.
Titus: You do not like Paris? You don't want to make love?
Nina: For a week? Oh, no, no, no.
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Crazy Credits

Rat.....Squeak Supplied by Janimals See more »

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Soundtracks

Skrwawione Serce (Bleeding Heart)
Traditional Polish folk song
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touching portrait of a real relationship
6 April 2003 | by jennifer-137See all my reviews

This is a beautiful little movie. Juliet Stevenson (as Nina) plays one of the most authentic female leads I've ever seen: She bawls full-out, complete with fluids; she looks like a man in bad lighting; she's passive aggressive and irritable and loveable and likeable and real. Likewise, Alan Rickman's character, Jamie, is peevish, like all of us, self-centered, like all of us, but beautiful and unique and again, real. Unlike the schmaltz we're fed here in the states, where dialogue consists of rehearsed speeches (think Jerry Maguire) and love seems skin-deep, this is a couple that seems not only to love each other but to genuinely like each other; a couple that has their own language, as long-term couples do (and it's not translated, which is so refreshing), a couple that can be silly with each other and irritated with each other within minutes; that can have spats that are not high drama or the beginning of the end or anything other than the end of a long day in a too-hot apartment. The ending broke my heart yet seemed like the most natural and right course of action. Truly stunning.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Truly Madly Deeply See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,009, 5 May 1991

Gross USA:

$1,554,742

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,554,742
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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