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War Bride (2001)

The War Bride (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 29 November 2002 (UK)
WW2: In London, Lily marries a Canadian soldier who goes off to war. She and her newborn daughter are invited to come and live with his family in Canada, where conditions are not as ... See full summary »


Lyndon Chubbuck


Angela Workman

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Friel ... Lily
Brenda Fricker ... Betty
Aden Young ... Charlie
Loren Dean ... Joe
Molly Parker ... Sylvia
Julie Cox ... Sophie
Schyler McLaren Schyler McLaren ... Lindy
Gabrielle McLaren Gabrielle McLaren ... Lindy
Caroline Cave ... Peggy
Keeley Gainey ... Moira
Claudie Blakley ... Rosie
Benjamin Boyd ... Louie (as Ben Weinberger)
Dorothy A. Haug Dorothy A. Haug ... Mrs. Clarke
Petina Hapgood Petina Hapgood ... Sal
Lynda Boyd ... Dee Dee


WW2: In London, Lily marries a Canadian soldier who goes off to war. She and her newborn daughter are invited to come and live with his family in Canada, where conditions are not as splendid as he had described. And nobody knows if and when he will return. Written by Roald, Norway

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Drama | Romance


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UK | Canada



Release Date:

29 November 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Love and War See more »

Filming Locations:

Alberta, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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The small-town Canada street scenes were filmed in Edmonton, Alberta at Fort Edmonton Park. The fireworks scene was filmed on 1885 Street. See more »


During the VE celebration in Edmonton, only one Canadian flag was being waved, while there were many British Union Jacks- one of which was flying upside down. See more »

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Oh My Poor Humours!!!
26 February 2003 | by esanaanSee all my reviews

This movie is so bad it's required watching. I've seen "movies of the week" with more subtle plot and character motivation. Watching the movie you get the feeling it was churned out by some Eastern Bloc propaganda machine short on bromide, because whatever the intention your left with the feeling that your innards are being salted. Whoever wrote this mustn't of spent much time around the WWII generation or for that matter multi-celled organisms.Molly Parker who use about 1/100th of her acting talent will hopefully never be reminded of this opus horribilus when she looks back on her body of work. As for miss Anna Friel, well I must say being delightful to look at, she tries admirably to pull the immature screenplay off, but alas no mortal could win such a task. Truthfully at times it appears as if there are two movies here, as I think is the case in many co-productions. Anna Friel is able to invoke the maudlin pathos one would be more apt to find on 'Brookside', and does so well, yet the Canadian cast appears to mope about at her feet.Apparently this was in wide release in the UK which is as amazing to me as that octopus that can open jars of Squid in the Berlin Zoo. It really must be experienced!

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