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Three female friends behave badly.

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John McKay

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John McKay

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andie MacDowell ... Kate
Imelda Staunton ... Janine
Anna Chancellor ... Molly
Kenny Doughty ... Jed
Bill Paterson ... Gerald
Caroline Holdaway Caroline Holdaway ... Pam
Joe Roberts Joe Roberts ... Brendan
Josh Cole Josh Cole ... Young Police Constable
Gary Powell Gary Powell ... Sergeant
Christian Burgess Christian Burgess ... Kate's Frenchman
Morris Perry ... Bishop
Richenda Carey ... Lady Governor
Roger Booth ... Hearty Governor
Derek Deadman Derek Deadman ... Little Crematorium Man
Andrew Bicknell ... Mr Yacht
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Storyline

Three 40-something women in a small English town meet weekly for a ritual of gin, cigarettes, and sweets -- and swapped stories arguing which of them has the most pathetic love life. Kate is headmistress at the local school; her best friends are the town's police chief and a cynical, thrice-divorced doctor. When Kate begins a fling with a handsome younger man, less worldly than her friends but passionate and sincere, the other women can't simply be happy for the couple's unusual new romance. In jealousy they promptly take it upon themselves to break up the pair, taking drastic measures which result in unintended outcomes, some happy and some tragic. Written by Kay-22

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True love doesn't know the meaning of respectable. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | Germany

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

7 June 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Certain Age See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,469, 7 April 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,080,072, 14 July 2002
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The character Bobby who appears in the first scenes of the film is Gary Tate, the UKs top George Clooney lookalike. See more »

Quotes

Kate: I can't believe a drug company would sponsor a trip like this, no questions. It seems so... corrupt.
Molly: It's a corrupt world. Let's not argue. It's all less money they can spend on torturing beagles.
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Connections

References Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) See more »

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Kinderszenen Traumerie
Composed by Robert Schumann
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Well-shot, highly entertaining
10 February 2003 | by labebeSee all my reviews

I was very surprised how much I enjoyed this film. I thought it was funny, sexy, painful, and warm. Andie MacDowell's performance was nuanced and vulnerable. For once, the director of a MacDowell film did not make her beauty another character in the film. The romance between Kate and her young man is lovely to watch and it plays out very well. Her relationship with her friends is both a thorn and a balm in her life. Imelda Stalinson, who has been a MVP in so many British films, does a great job in this. There is some tragedy in this but I think the film is saved in the end by the brilliant acting, clean direction, and witty writing.The film quality is excellent and the music is good, too, though unavailable on sound track.


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