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Janice Beard (1999)

Janice Beard 45 WPM (original title)
| Comedy | 5 May 2000 (UK)
Janice's father dies of a heart attack during her birth, causing her mother to plunge into a post-natal, post-mortem agoraphobic depression that endures for 23 years.

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Clare Kilner

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eileen Walsh ... Janice Beard
Patsy Kensit ... Julia
Rhys Ifans ... Sean
Sandra Voe Sandra Voe ... Mimi
David O'Hara ... O'Brien
Frances Grey ... Violet
Zita Sattar ... Jane
Amelia Curtis ... June
Mossie Smith Mossie Smith ... Dolores
Sarah McVicar Sarah McVicar ... Tracy
Eddie Marsan ... Mr. Tense
Perry Fenwick Perry Fenwick ... Mr. Button
Maynard Eziashi ... Clive Morley
Robbie Barnett Robbie Barnett ... Janice's Father
Jean Murphy Jean Murphy ... Midwife
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Janice's father dies of a heart attack during her birth, causing her mother to plunge into a post-natal, post-mortem agoraphobic depression that endures for 23 years.

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72% of Office Romances end in disaster. This started as one...

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2000 (UK) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Parts outdoors were filmed in Harold Hill Romford See more »

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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
Written by Joe South
Performed by Lynn Anderson
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Sweet & Unusual
27 May 2004 | by Alix RantSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film. Is it a masterpiece? No. But it's unpredictable, well directed and the acting is excellent.

I rented it because I love Rhys Ifans, and I think Eileen Walsh is truly one of the best actresses I've seen in a while (she stole Magdalene Sisters). I didn't regret the rental, and even kept it for my husband to see too. He felt the same way. Try to see this if you can. It's a great little sleeper!

It's about a girl who's father dies while she's being born, which naturally affects her mother in a profound way, causing her to become agoraphobic. Janice grows up trying to help her mother, and finally decides to get her a unique therapy. The problem is she must LEAVE her mother and go to the big city in order to save enough cash for the therapy. Sounds dark and sad, but it's not. Janice has a wild imagination and a knack for losing jobs. She's also got a great attitude. Rhys plays a unique role - is he a good guy or a bad guy? You have to figure it out!


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