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Foreign Affairs (1993)

Two couples find love and comfort in London. A reserved, but lonely aging American female college professor meets a self-confident, married, but disillusioned aging American and aging English actress meets a young lively American.

Director:

Jim O'Brien

Writers:

Alison Lurie (novel), Chris Bryant (teleplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joanne Woodward ... Vinnie Miner
Brian Dennehy ... Chuck Mumpson
Eric Stoltz ... Fred Turner
Stephanie Beacham ... Rosemary Radley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geoffrey Beevers Geoffrey Beevers ... Fortnum's Assistant
Susan Bovell Susan Bovell ... Stewardess
Roger Brierley Roger Brierley ... Mr. Simpkins
Rowena Cooper Rowena Cooper ... Mrs. Simpkins
Sam Cox Sam Cox ... Airport Official
Desmond Cullum-Jones Desmond Cullum-Jones ... Sir Harry
Eileen Davies ... Fortnum's Cashier
Julian Firth ... Burberry's Assistant
Robert Hands Robert Hands ... David Hewson
Emma Healey Emma Healey ... Fiona Simpkins
Amy Hodge Amy Hodge ... Schoolgirl #1
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Two couples find love and comfort in London. A reserved, but lonely aging American female college professor meets a self-confident, married, but disillusioned aging American and aging English actress meets a young lively American.

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Affari di cuore See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A gem
23 March 2006 | by BlueGreenSee all my reviews

For some strange reason, TV movies seem to be perceived as somehow "inferior" to the big-screen & big-bucks productions. Is it because of their comparatively limited budget and the resulting lack of "special effects"? Or is it simply a marketing issue? Be it as it may, many true lovers of film as an art do not care much about special effects, much less about the marketing involved. Those should absolutely see this delightful movie.

In a nutshell, it's a film about "senior dating", if you will, featuring two Americans in England. But their nationality is about the only thing they have in common..:) There is also a parallel love story, between a beautiful English stage and TV star and an American who is about 10-15 years her junior.

There are surprisingly few clichés, and even those are treated with intelligence. Instead, there is plenty of "class", intelligence, warm humour, wonderfully sensitive acting - not to mention the beautiful surroundings of the English countryside and the very good, unobtrusive musical score.

It's a sensitive, humorous, and ultimately poignant, film that will leave you with a warm feeling inside. "Foreign affairs" is one of those films that, for some reason, stay with you forever.


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