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Gregory's Two Girls (1999)

Bill Forsyth returns to the romantic comedy of Gregory's Girl. Twenty years after his teenage crush on a football-mad schoolgirl, Gregory is back at his old school, teaching English. When ... See full summary »

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Bill Forsyth

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Bill Forsyth
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Carly McKinnon Carly McKinnon ... Frances
John Gordon Sinclair ... Gregory Underwood
John Murtagh John Murtagh ... Headmaster
Hugh McCue Hugh McCue ... Douglas
Dougray Scott ... Fraser Rowan
Martin Schwab Martin Schwab ... Dimitri
Maria Doyle Kennedy ... Bel
Alexander Morton ... Teacher (Norman)
William Harkness William Harkness ... Courier
Albert Coulson Albert Coulson ... Bus Driver
Paul Birchard Paul Birchard ... American Executive
Simon Huh Simon Huh ... Asian Executive
Dawn Steele ... Jan
Kevin Anderson ... Jon
Fiona Bell ... Maddy Underwood
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Bill Forsyth returns to the romantic comedy of Gregory's Girl. Twenty years after his teenage crush on a football-mad schoolgirl, Gregory is back at his old school, teaching English. When two of his pupils uncover evil practices at a local factory they want their teacher to help them expose the wrong-doer, who happens to be Greg's old schoolfriend. Trapped between his idealism and breaking the law while trying to choose between two girls - one a schoolgirl and the other a full-blooded woman - Gregory still has some growing up to do. Written by Film 4 library

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As of 2018, this is the most recent film that Bill Forsyth has directed. See more »

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[in a meeting with the headmaster and the police, Greg is waffling about watching badgers to explain why he was seen with Frances in the park late at night]
Detective Gorrie: So what were you doing last night?
Gregory Underwood: Well last night was pretty exciting, actually, because Frances had more or less promised us... You see, the thing is, I've never actually seen Frances's beaver.
[embarrassed silence]
Gregory Underwood: "Frances's beaver"! I mean Frances's badger.
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References That Sinking Feeling (1979) See more »

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If I Loved You
Written by Astrid Williamson
Performed by Astrid
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Not likely to significantly revive Forsyth's reputation
16 September 1999 | by allyjackSee all my reviews

Forsyth returns to the site of the small-scale comedy that made his now-battered name with this somewhat ambitious but messy and incompletely developed chronicle of a teacher who talks about responsibility and activism but practices only stagnation, until the discovery that a local computer company is manufacturing torture devices for Third World dictatorships - and the galvanizing influence of a pupil about whom he has erotic fantasies - bring him to belated life. It's easy enough to see what Forsyth had in mind, but the movie isn't at all well integrated - the Big Ideas float like patches of oil on a stagnant loch. The two girls of the title are both merely wet dreams of different kinds (the movie attempts to forge a parallel between his political/social and his personal maturity - the latter of which is achieved by having actress Kennedy hang around in desperation until he's ready for her "ripe" charms); the movie gets its biggest laugh from the well-timed use of the word "beaver"; the happy ending is a total cheat; even the setting isn't particularly well evoked...on the whole it's not likely to significantly revive Forsyth's reputation.


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15 October 1999 (UK) See more »

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