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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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Underrated romantic comedy
3 July 1999 | by thefan-2See all my reviews

This entertaining comedy replays its episodes from different characters' points of view, and also as scenes from 1940s black and white films. (One of the characters is a projectionist in an art house.) Through all the fun, there runs a Shakespearean comedy plot in which characters who are paired up with the wrong partners go through a series of misadventures to end up, at last, with the right one. John Stewart is very funny, in a John Stewartish way, and Drew Barrymore is luminous and funny, as always. It's a bit talky in places, but stay with it -- it'll reward your attention.


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