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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 »

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Nick Hamm

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Peter Morgan

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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)
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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.

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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 »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Very Thought of You See more »

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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
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Banshee,Channel Four Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rufus Sewell would improvise a lot on set. See more »

Goofs

When Martha and Daniel meet at the curb outside the airport, there is an extra carrying a large gray bag. He is walking away, going to Daniel's right. When Martha and Daniel begin talking the same extra (minus the bag) is walking away from Martha, going the opposite direction he was before. The camera cuts to Daniel and then back to Martha and the extra has disappeared completely. See more »

Quotes

Laurence: When I get nervous, I never say anything. I just sit there and get uptight.
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Soundtracks

Step into my world
By Andy Bell
Performed by Hurricane #1 (as Hurricane # 1)
Warner/Chappel Music limited
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Fun and romantic - seems right for the genre
22 January 2007 | by mjw2305See all my reviews

Martha (Monica Potter) is single, sexy and she's so sick of her life she's off to London with the last of her money.

Daniel (Tom Hollander) is single, successful and after one look at Martha he thinks he's in love. Frank (Rufus Sewell) is one of Daniel's friends, despite the fact he is always trying to get one up on him. Lawrence (Joseph Fiennes) is another of Daniel's friends, and he is always caught between Frank and Daniel as they jostle for supremacy.

The casing and script are both strong, and the feel of the movie is nice and original, even with the usual clichés in the romance element. It's funny, it's romantic and it has sex appeal for both men and ladies, so obviously its worth a watch; if you don't try it, you'll never know.

7/10


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