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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

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox were in the running to play the lead role of Martha, which went to Monica Potter in her first leading role. 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

Daniel: And one of the rooms they called it the library and they filled it full of books. Thousands of books on every subject and they're all second-hand. You know why?
Martha: It was cheaper?
Daniel: No. It's so it looks like they've been read.
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Halo
Written by Johnny McElhone and Sharleen Spiteri
Performed by Texas
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited (London)
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Sweet and frothy
20 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

I happened to flick across the beginning of this film last night on cable. I missed the title, but saw "Joesph Fiennes", "Rufus Sewell", and "Ray Winstone" - and decided it was worth a look.

Though the beginning was a tad slow (the first five minutes makes you think it's going to be very depressing), this is actually a sweet comedy about love and friendship and the nature of "love at first sight".

Joesph Fiennes is heart-stoppingly beautiful, with his lovely puppy-dog eyes put to good use in his character as an overly-sensitive young man wedged between two aggressive friends who are less-than-sensitive.

I dislike most "romance" films; yet this one was different, for a reason I can't quite put my finger on. It tugs at your heart, and for all it's improbable situations (de rigeur in most romantic comedy), it rings true to life.

Definitely a good film for watching on a rainy afternoon.


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