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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)
Laurence recounts to his neighbour how his life long friendship with Frank and Daniel has been overturned in just three days by their each independently meeting, and falling for, Martha, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Martha
... Frank
... Daniel
... Laurence
... Pedersen
Debora Weston ... First Class Passenger
Jan Pearson ... Daniel's Senior Partner
... Male Information Official
Rebecca Craig ... Gillian - Female Information Official
Paul Bigley ... Black's Hotel Room Service
Geoffrey McGivern ... Travel Agent
... Icelandair Official
... US Ground Stewardess
... Taxi Driver
... Bus Driver (as Robert Brydon)
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Storyline

Laurence recounts to his neighbour how his life long friendship with Frank and Daniel has been overturned in just three days by their each independently meeting, and falling for, Martha, who has no idea of their connection. Slowly the tale unfolds, the narrative moving backwards and forwards gradually filling in the gaps until we see the whole picture. Written by <wyohwy@hotmail.com>

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

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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8 May 1998 (UK)  »

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The Very Thought of You  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Monica Potter first read for director Nick Hamm, she did a few scenes ten different ways. 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

Daniel: Really Frank, if you can't afford it stay at home. It really is embarrassing.
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Soundtracks

Tape Loop
Written by Skye Edwards, Ross Godfrey and Paul Godfrey
Performed by Morcheeba
Published by Chrysalis music
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The spark is missing
11 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

Passable romantic comedy with a few problems. First of all the direction is choppy and the story rather nonsensical which is often the case for a rom-com but they should be based in some sort of identifiable reality, this isn't. All that would be forgivable if you were enchanted by the central character. Monica Potter is a decent actress and what could best be described as goofy in the lead but to make this story of three men instantly captivated by one woman work that woman would have to be entrancing like a young Audrey Hepburn or Margaret Sullavan loaded with gossamer charm which Potter is not and it's a flaw that the movie can't overcome. None of the men are fleshed out but Fiennes does provide a suitably centered and conflicted protagonist, Tom Hollander and Rufus Sewell are wasted however.


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