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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 »

Director:

Nick Hamm

Writer:

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Monica Potter first read for director Nick Hamm, she did a few scenes ten different ways. 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: Of course I wasn't alright. I'd just been knocked unconscious and now an American, who'd never driven a stick shift, was driving my car down the wrong side of the road.
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Soundtracks

I only want to be with you
Written by Mike Hawker and Ivor Raymonde
Performed by Dusty Springfield
Published by Chappel music limited
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Sweet and frothy
20 July 2000 | by slmstanleySee 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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