6.4/10
4,173
42 user 28 critic

The Very Thought of You (1998)

Martha - Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 8 May 1998 (UK)
The lives of three life-long friends are thrown into chaos by the arrival of Martha, a beautiful young American woman who arrives in London looking to find herself. Joseph Fiennes and ... See full summary »

Director:

Nick Hamm

Writer:

Peter Morgan

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Libertine (2004)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.

Director: Laurence Dunmore
Stars: Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton, John Malkovich
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

After being released from a psychiatric institution, a man tries to redeem himself in the eyes of his now-ex wife from the events that led up to his incarceration.

Director: Nick Cassavetes
Stars: Sean Penn, Robin Wright, John Travolta
Evelyn (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment, and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Julianna Margulies, Aidan Quinn
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

While escaping from a foiled robbery attempt, three thieves find themselves surrounded by police at a New Orleans bar--only they're not the people the police are searching for.

Director: Kevin Spacey
Stars: Matt Dillon, Faye Dunaway, Gary Sinise
I'm with Lucy (2002)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A woman experiences five blind dates in one year, but only one of them is "Mr. Right".

Director: Jon Sherman
Stars: Monica Potter, Craig Bierko, Linda Halaska
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Monica Potter ... Martha
Rufus Sewell ... Frank
Tom Hollander ... Daniel
Joseph Fiennes ... Laurence
Ray Winstone ... Pedersen
Debora Weston Debora Weston ... First Class Passenger
Jan Pearson Jan Pearson ... Daniel's Senior Partner
Steven O'Donnell ... Male Information Official
Rebecca Craig Rebecca Craig ... Gillian - Female Information Official
Paul Bigley Paul Bigley ... Black's Hotel Room Service
Geoffrey McGivern Geoffrey McGivern ... Travel Agent
Hamish Clark ... Icelandair Official
Lorelei King ... US Ground Stewardess
Steve Speirs ... Taxi Driver
Rob Brydon ... Bus Driver (as Robert Brydon)
Edit

Storyline

The lives of three life-long friends are thrown into chaos by the arrival of Martha, a beautiful young American woman who arrives in London looking to find herself. Joseph Fiennes and Monica Potter star in this hilarious and touching romantic comedy.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Two's Company. Three's a Crowd. Four's a Disaster.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Very Thought of You See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£335,463 (United Kingdom), 10 May 1998, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,692, 29 August 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$94,176, 12 September 1999
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film provided Monica Potter's first time filming (and visiting) in London. See more »

Goofs

When Lawrence and Martha stop to get a bite to eat on their way back to London from the airport, Lawrence is seen reclining on the hood of his car. In the first shot, there is nothing on the hood with him. In the next shot, there is a burger and a drink. See more »

Quotes

Frank: [to Laurence about Daniel] I didn't know he wore khaki trousers.
See more »

Alternate Versions

US version was edited by Miramax (removing all profanity) to secure a PG-13 rating. See more »

Soundtracks

Fools like us
Written by Ian McCulloch
Performed by Echo & The Bunnymen (as Echo and the Bunnymen)
Warner/Chappel Music limited
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A hillarious romantic comedy
6 August 2003 | by CezzieSee all my reviews

I'm a fan of Joseph Fiennes, so naturally, this was a film I've been wanting to see for ages. And it didn't disapoint me one bit!

The plot is basiclly three English friends meet an American girl within three days, at seperate times, and they all fall for her. First, I was excited to see a romantic comedy set in Britain ... I always look forward to those. And then, despite the ending being pretty predictable, I came to the conclusion that this is definately one of the best Romantic Comedy films I've ever seen.

Monica Potter does a great job at Martha, the American girl who's had enough of her life in America so buys the first plane ticket to anywhere for $99, and ends up in London. There were one liners from Martha that made me laugh so much.

Tom Hollander is a great Daniel, the rich and spoilt British guy who's a bit of a ladies man, and just loves to get a rise out of Frank. It's by not trying to be funny that makes us love and laugh at Daniel. Hollander does a great job at achieving this.

Joseph Fiennes ... is there any criticism you can give this man? He's perfect for the role of Laurence, and that's why it works so well. When you look into his eyes, you can dive deep into his soul, and he has the sort of face which you love. Laurence is the romantic and sensitive character, and I can't imagine a better person than Fiennes playing him.

Rufus Sewell as Frank steals the show. Frank is the funniest character, despite how serious he is. Frank, the depressed and failed actor who is constantly getting into arguements with Daniel, will have you laughing your ass off! I can't think of a time when he said something I didn't laugh at. If you're not a big fan of Romantic Comedies, this movie is worth watching, just for Sewell.

Stars out of 10 : 10


11 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 42 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed