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Wishful Thinking (1997)

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A story told from three angles. Max meets Elizabeth; they live together, but when she talks of marriage, he balks. He becomes extremely jealous, probably without cause, and thinks she's ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Drew Barrymore ... Lena
Jennifer Beals ... Elizabeth
Desiree Casado ... Donita
Isabel Gillies ... Susan - Roommate
Mel Gorham ... Lourdes
James Le Gros ... Max
Joseph Mosso Joseph Mosso ... Waiter (as Joe Mosso)
Lázaro Pérez Lázaro Pérez ... Ramon (as Lazaro Perez)
Frank Senger ... Man with Cane
Jon Stewart ... Henry
Eric Thal ... Jack
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A story told from three angles. Max meets Elizabeth; they live together, but when she talks of marriage, he balks. He becomes extremely jealous, probably without cause, and thinks she's taken up with a friend of his, Jack. Elizabeth, stung by Max's refusal to marry, catches Jack's eye, but the friendship seems innocent. Lena, who works with Max, likes him and realizes she can manipulate his jealousy and maybe engineer his split from Elizabeth. When she's sure Elizabeth is with a man, she calls Max at work, sending him home to confront the lovers. Then, Lena feels guilty and takes off for Max's apartment. What's really going on? Who's with Elizabeth? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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TRUE LOVE...Is Just A Wish Away!

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 1999 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Botrányos szerelem See more »

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Henry: I'm really surprised you called me.
Lena, the cashier: Well I had a really nice time with you at the party.
Henry: I did too with you, it's just, I was really sorry about spilling that wine on your dress. I could have sworn that bottle was empty.
Lena, the cashier: It was OK, I actually had a harder time getting the brie out.
Henry: Yeah, I mean you gotta admit after a couple drinks those things look a lot like a sponge.
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Beautiful in the right state of mind
22 September 2004 | by ViciousGerbilSee all my reviews

Okay, here's the deal. I recently saw this movie for the first time at 1 AM on NBC after Saturday Night Live. I was already tired and playing video games when I started listening to the start of this movie. I realized it was strange and crazy. I had to watch the whole thing, it just drew me in.

Given these conditions, I thought it was the best movie I have ever seen. Seriously, it was funny and heartfelt at the same time. It was artistic and clicked perfectly into the things I had recently been thinking about. It deals with perspective in a way that lays bare the absurd self-righteousness we all carry about; showing that we are all just confused adventurers in this awkward landscape of life controlled by chance. If you like strange films and ideas and also have a soft spot for romantic comedies, I think you'll love this film. But I'm really not sure because I was really tired.


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