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The Misadventures of Margaret (1998)

A timid, insecure popular author with an overly-attentive professor husband decide to write an erotic novel. With encouragement from her sister and a bi-sexual friend, she goes to France ... See full summary »

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Brian Skeet

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Cathleen Schine (novel), Brian Skeet
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Parker Posey ... Margaret Nathan
Jeremy Northam ... Edward Nathan
Craig Chester ... Richard Lane
Elizabeth McGovern ... Till Turner
Brooke Shields ... Lily
Corbin Bernsen ... Art Turner
Justine Waddell ... Young Girl
Patrick Bruel ... Martin
Stéphane Freiss ... The Philosopher
Amy Phillips ... Sarah From Brighton
Alexis Denisof ... Dr. Lipi
Sylvie Testud ... Young Nun
Al Mackenzie Al Mackenzie ... Richard's Boyfriend
Kerry Shale ... Librarian
Jeff Harding ... Man at Party
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A timid, insecure popular author with an overly-attentive professor husband decide to write an erotic novel. With encouragement from her sister and a bi-sexual friend, she goes to France with the intent of doing research at an inn where a diary she had been using documented erotic encounters. Instead she finds the inn is now a cloister for singing nuns. However, a young, divorced sound engineer is also there taping the nuns. While attracted, she mostly succumbs only to new fantasies until he follows her home to New York. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Comedy | Romance

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France | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A szerelem filozófiája See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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The original soundtrack was fully composed by Saint Etienne, the distributor's wanted a more typical sound. So many of Saint Etienne's tracks are cut or barely audible. See more »

Quotes

Edward Nathan: Don't look for trouble when there isn't any... 'cause if you don't find it, you end up creating it.
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References Felix the Cat (1958) See more »

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Breathe
Written by Rob Dougan (as Rob D), Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong (as Rollo), Kristine W
Performed by Kristine W
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Not as bad as everyone says
24 June 2004 | by sphinxvictorianSee all my reviews

Sure there are moments of real silly plot, and of over the top acting, but there is much charm in this small film, and a large part of it comes from the performance by Jeremy Northam as Edward Nathan. He balances Parker Posey's wildness, and transforms their all-too-brief scenes into sweet and touching romance. I also like Parker Posey in this film, her unabashed enthusiasm bubbles over and makes her character come to life. Perhaps not the most believable writer ever, she does come across as an interesting person.

I love this film mostly for the performances by Jeremy Northam and Parker Posey, and the dry little throwaway performance of the gay best friend. Not a great film, but not a real turkey either.


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