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A Previous Engagement (2008)

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When Julia Reynolds talks her husband into a family vacation in Malta she has a secret agenda: a date made twenty-five years earlier with her first love.




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Credited cast:
Alex Belmont
Jack Reynolds
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jenny Reynolds
The Local Man
Hendrik Jansen ...
Hotel Desk Clerk
Woman in Cafe
Pierre Stafrace ...
Store Clerk
Jill Reynolds


When Julia Reynolds talks her husband into a family vacation in Malta she has a secret agenda: a date made twenty-five years earlier with her first love.

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vacation | malta | love | villa | soul mate | See All (12) »


some vacations can change your life


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

9 May 2008 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

2 Romeos für Julia - Alte Liebe rostet nicht  »

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CAD 8,000,000 (estimated)
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(European Film Market)


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Julia Reynolds: If people knew who their mothers really were the world would end.
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Animali in Marcia
Composed by Gianluigi Trovesi
Performed by Gianluigi Trovesi Nonet
Taken from the CD "A Midsummer's Dream"
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An Un-Movie with a Non-Script and Anti-Directing
20 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

I have the strong suspicion that everyone here who gave this movie a positive review is in some way or the other affiliated with the producers, actors or has a share in the profits.

And furthermore, although I am unable to provide evidence of this either, I have the strong suspicion all of the cast and crew were in it just because they wanted to spend time on Malta while getting paid for it.

I don't want to waste much time or many words on this one, but I want to call your attention to the review by @Melius. Although a one star rating seems a little harsh (I am saving the one star rating for movies supporting seal hunting or puppy torture) he has it absolutely right. I have no explanation for the dominance of positive reviews and the only reason I am writing about this epic fail of a movie is to contribute to a certain balance in user reviews.

This movie should be shown in film classes to demonstrate how to ruin a good idea by

a) terrible directing

b) over the top acting (what is wrong with those people praising the performances???)

and c) a terrible, terrible, terrible script.

The people in it don't behave like real people. It's the first time I was so aggressive watching a movie I wanted to punch the characters in the face. And I have seen Transformers 3. It doesn't feel like a movie after all, but... I don't know. I don't know, because the vast stupidity of "A Previous Engagement" sucked my brains out.

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