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'Til There Was You (1997)

PG-13 | | Romance, Comedy | 30 May 1997 (USA)
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Two strangers, whose paths are always crossing, finally meet when fate steps in.

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Scott Winant

Writer:

Winnie Holzman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Plumpis ... Saul, Age 25
Janel Moloney ... Beebee, Age 25
Yvonne Zima ... Gwen, Age 7
Christine Ebersole ... Beebee Moss
Kellen Fink Kellen Fink ... Nick, Age 7
Karen Allen ... Betty Dawkan
Kale Browne ... Vince Dawkan
Michael Tucker ... Saul Moss
Alexandra Theriault Alexandra Theriault ... Taffy, Age 7
Kimberly Paige Kimberly Paige ... Taffy, Age 12
Jim Jansen ... TV Dad
Sean Bolvin Sean Bolvin ... One Big Happy Family Member
Kenneth Flores Kenneth Flores ... One Big Happy Family Member
Joette Hayward Joette Hayward ... One Big Happy Family Member
Mary Martin Mary Martin ... One Big Happy Family Member
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Storyline

Gwen grows up with her romantic mother constantly telling her the story of her courtship and marriage to her father. Nick grows up with an alcoholic father who can't hold a job and whose family, as a result, is forced to move all the time. The two are shaped by this - Gwen a romantic and Nick withdrawn, unsure of himself - as they watch the hugely popular sixties sitcom, "One Big Happy Family." Years later, it is the star of that show, now a child actor gone bad with a history of detox and people always saying, "I thought she was dead," Francesca Lanfield, who connects the two of them, after years of near-misses and almost encounters. Gwen is hired to ghost-write Francesca's autobiography, while Nick, becoming her lover, is the architect who is to design a building on Francesca's property. When Gwen decides to crusade to save Francesca's building, she writes letters to the newspaper which catches Nick's attention - and wins his heart. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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It took them twenty years to fall in love at first sight. See more »

Genres:

Romance | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sensuality, language and drug references | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Até Tu Apareceres... See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,315,445, 1 June 1997

Gross USA:

$3,525,125

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,525,125
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Final acting role of Jack Kruschen. See more »

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Gwen Moss: Come in, I've been expecting you / There's a knock on the door and love walks through / And lights a fire and smiles a smile / As if love were going to stay a while / And the fire breathes and weaves its spell / But then love runs out of lies to tell / For love is restless, love's a flirt / Love has places to go and people to hurt / So here's the shovel to smother the flame / Tomorrow you'll barely remember my name / And I'll try to forget you, my dearest one / As a prisoner tries to forget the...
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The Great Pretender
Written by Buck Ram
Performed by The Platters
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By arrangement with Polygram Film & TV Licensing
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Almost a great movie
1 October 2001 | by ShawnDoeSee all my reviews

As I was watching this movie... I was enthralled. The script, the acting were great. The atmosphere, the subtle nuances that make a certain few movies *exceptional* were all here. This is a movie about finding - the one - ; about soul mates, about finding out who your truly are and what is really important. And it does it without preaching or treating you as if you had an IQ below 10 (like so many romantic movies do). I found it riveting and as I was watching, I was almost ready to say it was one of the best romantic movies of all time.

BUT

The ending sucks. The movie should have been half an hour longer. It's almost as if at the end - they fired the writer and finished it in the shortest, shallowest, most meaningless way possible. It's not that the ending was tragic or predictable - it was just so *blah*. And after such a wonderful movie, the ending was such a disappointment, such a downer - it was almost physically painful.

And ironically, despite the fact that 99% of the movie is wonderful, the ending was so bad that I actually recommend against seeing this movie. It left me feeling unfulfilled and unsatisfied which is so unfortunate because I really, really like the first parts of the movie very much. I really, really hope that a DVD will come out with an alternate ending =).

See "When Harry Met Sally" - good movie with a good ending.


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