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Elephant Juice (1999)

Billy is a single twenty-something. His friends are concerned and are determined to help him find a partner. Handsome artist Will suggests he join him in the delights of clandestine direct ... See full summary »

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Sam Miller

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Amy Jenkins
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emmanuelle Béart ... Jules
Sean Gallagher ... Billy
Daniel Lapaine ... Will
Daniela Nardini ... Daphne
Mark Strong ... Frank
Kimberly Williams-Paisley ... Dodie (as Kimberly Williams)
Lennie James ... Graham
Lee Williams ... George
Kate Gartside ... Kathy
Rebecca Palmer ... Aileen
James Thornton James Thornton ... Rock
Sabra Williams ... Janet
Gary Sefton Gary Sefton ... Boy in Supermarket
Amelia Lowdell Amelia Lowdell ... Girl in Supermarket
Sharon Bower Sharon Bower ... Restaurant Woman
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Storyline

Billy is a single twenty-something. His friends are concerned and are determined to help him find a partner. Handsome artist Will suggests he join him in the delights of clandestine direct debit sex. Will's fiance Jules sets him up with a blind date. However, Billy has fallen in lust with Dodie a gorgeous blonde who works in his local coffee shop. Jules is having the usual qualms about getting married unaware that Will is paying for sex and carrying on an affair with her best friend Daphne. When Daphne has a crisis the friends gather at the hospital and find out a little more about each other than they bargained for. There are no secrets between friends. It all comes out in the end.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Kolmenkympin villitys See more »

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HAL Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The film had the worst test screening scores in the history of Miramax Films, which led them to shelve the film and never release it in the US. See more »

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A wasted opportunity
10 December 2003 | by gemstonesSee all my reviews

The concept was good (relationships amongst 20-30 year olds in London), the script posed some good questions (`How do you choose your friends?'; `Can you tell someone you love them?'), and the settings were a refreshing view of a side of London that most of us don't see. There were flashes of interesting dialogue that had me waiting to see if eventually something worthwhile might happen. It didn't. What disappointed was that none of the good questions asked were answered (some weren't even addressed) and the not one of the characters was believable or likable. If that wasn't bad enough, the music was undoubtedly the worst I have ever heard. Intrusive, jarring, inappropriate, in poor taste and masked a good 30% of what may have been interesting dialogue. What a waste of a good concept and viewer's time


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