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Relative Values (2000)

PG | | Comedy | 23 June 2000 (UK)
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A man returns home with his bride-to-be, an actress, who turns out to be the sister of his family's maid.

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Eric Styles

Writers:

Noël Coward (play) (as Noel Coward), Paul Rattigan | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Andrews ... Felicity Marshwood
Edward Atterton ... Nigel Marshwood
William Baldwin ... Don Lucas
Colin Firth ... Peter Ingleton
Stephen Fry ... Frederick Crestwell
Sophie Thompson ... Dora Moxton 'Moxie'
Jeanne Tripplehorn ... Miranda Frayle / Freda Birch
Stephanie Beacham ... Elizabeth
Gaye Brown Gaye Brown ... Lady Hayling
Anwen Carlisle Anwen Carlisle ... Alice
Kathryn Dimery Kathryn Dimery ... Mrs Crane
Charles Edwards ... Phillip Bateman-Tobias
Michael Higgs ... Film director
John Hinnigan John Hinnigan ... Stable boy
Patrick Marley Patrick Marley ... Hawkins
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Storyline

A comedy of discriminating taste and dirty little secrets, the story is set in 1952 England, where Nigel, the Earl of Marshwood, woos Hollywood star Miranda Frayle, upsetting both his mother, Countess Felicity of Marshwood, and her former love, fellow Hollywood star Don Lucas. Right before the engagement party to be held at Marshwood, Moxie, the Countess's personal maid and best friend reveals that Miranda is her estranged sister. Crestwell, the Countess's butler, quickly devises a plan-but an inebriated Lucas's arrival at Marshwood to try to talk to Miranda causes all chaos to break loose. Written by Q. Leo Rahman

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Rated PG for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Gente con clase See more »

Filming Locations:

Isle of Man See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£88,454 (United Kingdom), 25 June 2000, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

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Trivia

Whilst filming on the Isle of Man in 1999, the cast joined members of the public to watch the eclipse. This provoked such surprise that more people ended up watching Julie Andrews than the eclipse. See more »

Quotes

Nigel: She's English. Born and bred, you know.
Felicity Marshwood: Really? You'd never know. She does such a good job at hiding it.
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Almost Like Being in Love
Written by Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe
Performed by Rick Riso and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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Inconsequential but fun
20 March 2005 | by ANearySee all my reviews

This is based on a Noel Coward play, so you should know what to expect.

It is very nicely done - the locations look great (Isle of Man standing in for Kent), the cars and clothes are fabulous, and the casting is excellent. Stephen Fry plays a butler (again) with some Jeevesian touches, but is pretty low-key. Colin Firth plays against type in the role Coward so obviously designed for himself - and is funny (again, not something one expects from Firth). Jeanne Tripplehorn looks suitably glamorous as the Hollywood star, and Baldwin This does make a few digs at class and snobbery, but it is really a bit of fluffy comedy to pass a pleasant hour.


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