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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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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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The path to true love isn't always straight... (UK DVD Tagline) See more »

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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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The title comes from the first four words of the song "Happy Together" by The Turtles, also used as the end credits song. See more »

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When Heck talks about his plans for a book, he says Pamplona in May is a fun place to experience the bulls. The Running of the Bulls happens in July. See more »

Quotes

Heck: [Rachel and Heck are having breakfast in bed] I like this jam. It's really good jam. I should make jam. I could, you know.
Rachel: 'Course you could.
Heck: You don't think I could.
Rachel: Not for a second.
Heck: Anyway, I was talking to Rob yesterday.
Rachel: That man's an ass.
Heck: That man *is* an ass. But he's got this really sweet girlfriend. God knows what she found to love about him, but she does. He cheats on her like a nutter.
[Rachel gets up and starts to get dressed]
Heck: Oh, come back to bed.
Rachel: I'm up now. Does she know?
[...]
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Spoofs Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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Feels Like I'm In Love
Written by Ray Dorset
Performed by Kelly Marie
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Refreshingly delicate
14 June 2006 | by A4refilpadSee all my reviews

Imagine Me and You is best described as delicate. Very simply this film is about love.

As a British romantic comedy, Imagine Me and You will always draw comparisons to films such as Love Actually, Notting Hill and Four Weddings and Funeral but the level of reality portrayed in these films compared to Imagine Me and You is one of the major distinctions. Glittery moments, such as the doorstep scene between Keira Knightley and Andrew Lincon in Love Actually, are few and far between in the film, but this is by no means a criticism. The film never lacks any tenderness, in fact quite the contrary as it creates a greater impression of reality because of less ostentatious cinematography and mise-en scene. Occasionally the film falls into the trap of representing a very American idea of Britishness. The characters are all upper class Londoners, attractive, well-off with successful jobs. The male characters are foolish, awkward, hapless 'twits' but this does not detract from the charm of the film.

The film follows Rachel (Piper Perabo) her fiancé/husband Heck (Matthew Goode) and their wedding florist Luce (Lena Heady) who immediately has an impact on Rachel leading her to re-assess her seemingly perfect relationship.

The film honours love of different kinds. The love between Rachel and Heck, who are married at the beginning of the film is never disputed or questioned, they were best friends and this developed into a quite obvious love and adoration between the couple. Rachel loves Heck, but she is not *in* love with him. However, with Luce, Rachel experiences the instant, intense, exciting, passionate, all encompassing love at first sight. The fact that Rachel is experiencing this with a woman is not the issue, but rather that the first time Rachel catches Luce's eye is on her way down the aisle.

Unlike other films of the same genre, the characters are well developed and multi-layered. The comedy is typical foot-in-the-mouth humour, and silly one-liners, but is delivered with impeccable timing mostly by the parents. (Anthony Head plays an excellent aged Hugh Grant character and Celia Imrie is wonderful as a prim and proper, sharp mother.) The other performances are subtle, with all of the tenderness, heartbreak, humour, intensity and confusion that the script asked of the performers.

Imagine Me and You has high production values, is written and directed with care and sensitivity the truth isn't over thought, over polished, or softened and is a refreshing modern representation of love.

But of course, most important for a British viewer - Piper Perabo's accent is remarkably good.


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