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Imagine Me & You (2005)

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A newlywed bride becomes infatuated with another woman, who questions her sexual orientation, promoting a stir among the bride's family and friends.

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Ol Parker

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Ol Parker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Piper Perabo ... Rachel
Lena Headey ... Luce
Matthew Goode ... Heck
Celia Imrie ... Tessa
Anthony Head ... Ned
Darren Boyd ... Cooper
Sue Johnston ... Ella
Boo Jackson Boo Jackson ... H
Sharon Horgan ... Beth
Eva Birthistle ... Edie
Vinette Robinson ... Zina
Ben Miles ... Rob
John Thompson ... Priest
Mona Hammond Mona Hammond ... Mrs Edwards
Rick Warden ... Gordon
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Storyline

Rachel is a nice girl who is going to marry with Hector ('Heck'), her longtime boyfriend. While she is working in the wedding preparations she meets Luce, wedding's florist, unexpectedly falling in love to her and discovering what is having love feeling to another woman. Unable to stop her Rachel meets Luce a few times hiding it to her family, specially her mother Tessa because she contracted Luce. At the same time that Heck tries to win the affection of his parents-in-law, above all the eccentric father-in-law Ned, Rachel tries following with the daily life and marriage with her husband, but the love and passion she feels for Luce causes a secret affair between both women, and a doubt in Rachel about the life she wants for herself. Written by Chockys

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There Goes The Bride. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and sexual material | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 2006 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$51,907, 29 January 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$671,240, 19 March 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the audio commentary the director mentions that the hat Rachel (piper parabo) is wearing during the soccer game is actually a crew member's. She was cold and tried on different people's hats until she found one she liked. See more »

Goofs

At the wedding reception, when Rachel gets up to help Heck give a speech, Rachel had her right arm wrapped around Hecks left arm. The camera takes a shot from behind and their arms are separated. The camera then quickly goes to a frontal view and their arms are interlocked again. See more »

Quotes

Heck: You know I want you to be happy. And more than anything, I wanted to be the cause of happiness in you.
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References Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972) See more »

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a true romantic comedy
2 February 2006 | by duffy-mnSee all my reviews

This movie is striking...I couldn't disagree more with the opinions that it lacks heart and conviction and is built up on too many clichés. Obviously with the genre it is difficult to avoid these things, but Ol Parker did a wonderful job breathing life into this love story. I walked in with very few expectations and left wanting to own a copy to watch again and again.

The characters, if somewhat two dimensional, are relate-able and passionate. Rachel is flawless, perhaps the best I have seen of Perabo (especially compared to her performance in her other lesbian film, 'Lost and Delirious'). The movie is worth seeing for her alone--she conveys with the simple wring of a hand or glance a thousand words. She brings to the part the giddy excitement of anyone who's ever been in love before, but at the same time deals with the obstacles of marriage and her newfound homosexuality in very real ways.

Matthew Goode also has a very praise worthy performance. In fact, most of the actors here really are excellent in their parts and their timing is brilliant. I laughed out loud multiple times and it was nice to see 'funny girls' on their own terms in the current Hollywood of 'Wedding Crashers' and 'Anchormen' where comedy is becoming routine and lackluster. Gotta love the British humor!

On a final note, this is an exceptional film in my eyes for the way it handles the lesbian theme. Parker is tasteful and human about it, making it about love more than anything else. This is the kind of atmosphere that makes you believe in love, whether you're gay or straight, and have faith that there is one person out there if only you'll keep your eyes open.


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