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Truly Madly Deeply (1990)

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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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 16 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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 Keith Bartlett ... Plumber
David Ryall ... George
Stella Maris Stella Maris ... Maura
Ian Hawkes 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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BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR... IT JUST MIGHT COME TRUE. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor eterno See more »

Filming Locations:

Bristol, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,554,742
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The poem Jamie asks Nina to translate is "The Dead Woman" by Pablo Neruda. See more »

Quotes

[Nina and Jamie are looking looking at clouds]
Nina: Your mother!
Jamie: You think every cloud looks like my mother.
Nina: This one really does look like your mother! Look: eyes, nose, eyebrows... brilliant!
Jamie: My mother has not got a beard!
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Connections

Referenced in Savage Garden: The Video Collection (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
Composed by Bob Crewe & Bob Gaudio
Arranged by Barrington Pheloung
Sung by Alan Rickman and Juliet Stevenson
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Didn't come off as "hokey"...
28 May 2005 | by Celebrian65See all my reviews

A man who comes back as a ghost to assist his grieving wife... it could have been really cheesy, but Rickman and Stevenson pull it off! I loved this movie and I'm not normally into romantic comedies. The comedy is subtle and doesn't dominate the movie. If you're looking for a happy-go-lucky, laugh a minute movie, look elsewhere. Stevenson's tears and grief are very realistic and you truly feel her desperation. Yet, though there is sadness and even the ending is bitter-sweet, you don't leave feeling depressed and there ARE laughs along the way. Rickman and Stevenson's singing scene is tremendous and a must see for all Rickman fans! It is strange to call a movie about a ghost "realistic", but it is. The relationship between the two leads is very realistic and the chemistry is incredible. All in all a charming little flick to watch when you feel like cuddling up and watching a good love story.


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