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Truly Madly Deeply (1990)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 24 May 1991 (USA)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nina
Jenny Howe ... Burge
Carolyn Choa ... Translator
... Sandy
Christopher Rozycki ... Titus
Keith Bartlett ... Plumber
... George
Stella Maris ... Maura
Ian Hawkes ... Harry
... Claire
... Jamie
... Frenchman
Arturo Venegas ... Roberto
... Symonds
... 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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24 May 1991 (USA)  »

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$1,554,742
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Alan Rickman had cello lessons, and handles the right (bowing) hand, but the left hand is provided by a real cellist standing behind him with his arm through Alan Rickman's armpit. Juliet Stevenson does play her piano part however. 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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Connections

Referenced in Chasing Life: Truly Madly Deeply (2015) See more »

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Tangled Up in Blue
Composed by Bob Dylan
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Wow!!
12 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

Now, I like a weepy, I'm not ashamed to admit it. I actively seek out those films that are most likely to make me cry. However, more often than not, I end up disappointed because usually this type of film is either wildly melodramatic or painfully sentimental.

That's what I was expecting from this, to tell the truth. A woman overcome with grief at the death of her boyfriend? Give me a break!... I was in floods by the end, and promptly watched it again.

This film is testament to how well us Brits can do when we put our minds to it. It's charming, funny, warm and absolutely heart-breaking. All the performances are grouped under an umbrella label 'very good', with one notable exception: that of Juliet Stevenson as Nina. She is magnificent, and is, at times unbearable to watch. I'm still absolutely astonished at her performance. This is a woman who has had her heart and soul ripped out I love this film. I'm getting a lump in my throat just thinking about it. It's wonderful! (Blub! *Sniff*)


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