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A Rather English Marriage (1998)

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A squadron leader and a retired milkman decide to bury their differences and move in together after they are both widowed on the same night. They become a companionable, if odd, couple ... See full summary »

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Paul Seed

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Andrew Davies, Angela Lambert (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Finney ... Reggie Conyngham-Jervis
Tom Courtenay ... Roy Southgate
Joanna Lumley ... Liz Franks
John Light ... Young Reggie
Joanna Scanlan ... Sister
Priyanga Burford ... Dr. Swann (as Priyanga Elan)
Ursula Howells Ursula Howells ... Mary
Katie Carr ... Young Mary
Aileen O'Gorman Aileen O'Gorman ... Grace
Iain Jones Iain Jones ... Young Roy
Caroline Carver ... Young Grace
Rebecca Clarke Rebecca Clarke ... Nurse
Laura Heath Laura Heath ... Felicity
Rosamund Pike ... Celia
Lucy Robinson Lucy Robinson ... Susan
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A squadron leader and a retired milkman decide to bury their differences and move in together after they are both widowed on the same night. They become a companionable, if odd, couple until their unlikely friendship is threatened by the arrival of an alluring woman with a hidden agenda. Written by <stripe@dds.nl>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Television movie debut of Rosamund Pike (Celia). See more »

Quotes

Reggie Conyngham-Jervis: What did you tell her? What did you say to her?
Roy Southgate: Your nephew would have told her if I hadn't. She would have had to find out sooner or later. Only fair she should know. I mean, it's true, isn't it, about the house and that.
Reggie Conyngham-Jervis: Of course it's bloody well true, you bloody idiot, but you didn't have to spill the beans! She's gone now. Left me. Thanks to you, gone abroad. My last chance at happiness!
Roy Southgate: Perhaps you're better off without her. I mean, she was only after you because she thought you were rich...
Reggie Conyngham-Jervis:
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References The Dresser (1983) See more »

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Worth Watching
22 June 2017 | by tibet10-1See all my reviews

You will enjoy this movie if you step back and watch it like a spoof put together by the actors themselves. Otherwise the story as portrayed in this production is just not logical. There are irritating loose ends and tangents that I found frustrating. However they are all great actors doing a fine job and if you take it as it comes and just accept it as a silly spoof then you will enjoy it. Why an otherwise sensible, financially independent, elderly widower, would move in with an old grumpy, ungrateful, insulting, rake is not well explained. If you are going to write a script at least give good solid logical reasons to support why a character follows a particular course of action. The moment I gave up asking why so and so did such and such I began to enjoy the journey. A few drinks would also help. It is a silly movie that I ended up enjoying. Rosamund Pike - her movie debut - and some others appear for about half a second. One wonders why you would go to the trouble of assembling a cast of actors who may well spend three days on set only to be almost invisible in the final production. Even more outrageous is that very often, some bugger would have spent weeks mulling over who to cast in these invisible roles. We can only hope the invisible ones receive regular residuals ! So grab a stiff drink, relax, throw logic out the window and watch this movie.


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