A comedy of discriminating taste and dirty little secrets, the story is set in 1952 England, where Nigel, Earl of Marshwood (Edward Atterton), woos Hollywood star Miranda Frayle (Jeanne Tripplehorn), upsetting his mother, Countess Felicity of Marshwood (Dame Julie Andrews), and her former love, fellow Hollywood star Don Lucas (William Baldwin). Right before the engagement party to be held at Marshwood, Dora Moxton "Moxie" (Sophie Thompson), the Countess' personal maid and best friend, reveals that Miranda is her estranged sister. Frederick Crestwell (Stephen Fry), the Countess' butler, quickly devises a plan, but an inebriated Lucas' arrival at Marshwood to try to talk to Miranda causes all chaos to break loose.
Q. Leo Rahman
Did You Know?
While 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 Dame Julie Andrews
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[When asked what his new film is about
It's about a bum.
Curious subject for a motion picture.
Felicity, bum doesn't mean quite the same thing in America as it does in England.
Referenced in QI: Film
Almost Like Being in Love
Written by Alan Jay Lerner
, Frederick Loewe
Performed by Rick Riso
and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra See more