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Music from Another Room (1998)

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Music From Another Room is a romantic comedy that follows the exploits of Danny, a young man who grew up believing he was destined to marry the girl he helped deliver as a five year old boy... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jude Law ... Danny
Jennifer Tilly ... Nina
Gretchen Mol ... Anna
Martha Plimpton ... Karen
Brenda Blethyn ... Grace
Jon Tenney ... Eric
Jeremy Piven ... Billy
Vincent Laresca ... Jesus
Jane Adams ... Irene
Bruce Jarchow ... Richard
Kevin Kilner ... Hank
Jan Rubes ... Louis Klammer
Judith Malina ... Clara Klammer
Hillary Matthews Hillary Matthews ... Sarah
Caitlin Sarah Needham Caitlin Sarah Needham ... Lily
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Music From Another Room is a romantic comedy that follows the exploits of Danny, a young man who grew up believing he was destined to marry the girl he helped deliver as a five year old boy when his mother's best friend went into emergency labor. Twenty-five years later, Danny returns to his hometown and finds the irresistible Anna Swan but she finds it easy to resist him since she is already engaged to dreamboat Eric, a very practical match. In pursuit of Anna, Danny finds himself entangled with each of the eccentric Swans including blind, sheltered Nina, cynical sister Karen, big brother Bill and dramatic mother Grace as he fights to prove that fate should never be messed with and passion should never be practical. Written by Anonymous

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Their romance began the day she was born.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1998 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Atração Irresistível See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There are numerous references to the book "Anna Karenina". They include, but are not limited to: Anna going out to skate the first time she meets Danny, the lecherous brother, the final scene involving a train. See more »

Goofs

In the scene when Anna runs in and up the stairs, her fiancée and brother (with a cast on his foot) are at the foot of the stairs. They try to stop Anna from going upstairs, and when she still goes up, her brother turns around and it is clearly visible on the back of his cast that it's a slip on (it looks like Velcro might be holding it together). See more »

Quotes

[On what love is like]
Danny: You know how when you're listening to music playing from another room? And you're singing along because it's a tune that you really love? When a door closes or a train passes so you can't hear the music anymore, but you sing along anyway... then, no matter how much time passes, when you hear the music again you're still in exact same time with it. That's what it's like.
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Connections

Referenced in Forever Mine (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Truly Madly Deeply
Written by Darren Hayes and Daniel Jones
Performed by Savage Garden
Courtesy of JWM Productions/Columbia Records
By Arrangement with JWM Pty Ltd./Sony Music Licensing
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Amusing and well-acted
29 December 2000 | by Kim17See all my reviews

Music From Another Room is the story of Danny (Jude Law), returning to his US hometown after spending over 20 years in England with his father, who has now passed away. By coincidence, he runs into the Swan family, who his father and himself used to be acquainted with, and especially one of the daughters, the beautiful Anna (Gretchen Mol), catches his attention. Before Danny moved to England, he helped setting Anna to this world by removing the chord that was twisted around her neck during her birth, and at that point, he exclaimed a wish to marry her someday...

This is first of all a romantic comedy, with Danny's chase for Anna as the main plot, and quite a lot of interesting sub-plots and characters. It is most enjoyable, and in the end a real feel-good movie. The script is intelligent, and at times, extremely funny. Especially Danny's landlord, Mr. Klammer, has got some killer lines early on.

The acting is also excellent. Jude Law is his usual self, well-acting and beautiful, Brenda Blethyn can do no wrong on the screen, it seems, and Gretchen Mol shows that she is more than just a pretty face. But the real stand-out performance is Jennifer Tilly as the blind sister Nina...I'm really wondering when she's going to go get the recognition she obviously deserves... A great cast all together.

The film has a few flaws, the most notable being a rather predictable story, but excellent acting and witty writing more than make up for that. Overall, Music From Another Room is a highly recommendable romantic comedy, far better than most straight-on-video stuff.


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