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

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H: Do penguins have knees?
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References Eraserhead (1977) See more »

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Happy Birthday to You
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"Imagine Me & You" may in fact be one of the best romantic comedies ever to hit the big screen
1 February 2006 | by MovieManMenzelSee all my reviews

"Imagine Me & You" is not your typical love story. It is the story of a girl named Rachel (Piper Perabo) who is getting married to her long term fiancée Heck (Matthew Goode). At the wedding ceremony, Rachel locks eyes with the flower girl Luce (Lena Headey) and feels something that she has never felt before. After the wedding, Rachel invites Luce over for some dinner to thank her for such a wonderful flower arrangement and to help set up Heck's friend Coop (Darren Boyd) with Luce. Before dinner, Heck asks Luce if she has a husband or a boyfriend but to Heck's surprise he finds out that she has neither and is indeed attracted to members of the same sex. Heck shocked by the news, alerts Rachel. But Rachel seems to be uninterested in the news and just wants to know why she is so drawn to Luce. Funny and touching moments ensue…

I was lucky enough to be invited to a free screening for this film. This is definitely a film I would have been happy to pay for. This movie is often funny but is never over the top. "Imagine Me & You" is definitely a breathe of fresh air when it comes to the whole romantic comedy genre. I think the whole new spin with homosexual love stories is helping this genre and allowing some fresh new material to be used.

I personally really like Piper Perabo. I first saw her in the movie "Lost & Delirious" which is a wonderful and beautifully told tale. After seeing that movie, I was blown away by her performance. But soon after she wasn't in much and kind of started to do bad mainstream movies like "The Cave" but now with "Imagine Me & You" I can say that she's back to where she belongs. Piper plays Rachel like the role was tailor made for her. Her performance is touching and believable. Matthew Goode also stars as the lovable and sensible husband. Again I liked Matthew Goode from the first time I saw him in "Chasing Liberty". Goode has definitely come a long way from "Chasing Liberty" and has proved himself to be a worthy addition to Hollywood as an actor. He plays a very likable but caring husband in this film. He is rather solid in his performance and delivers some nice laughs. Also Lena Headley is a joy to watch on screen and played her role flawlessly. I really liked all the performances including several of the smaller roles that I haven't mentioned.

I never heard of Ol Parker before I watched this movie. Mr. Parker was both the writer and director of this film. I personally think that Mr. Parker has a career ahead of him. The problem is will he be able to keep his movies as fresh as this movie? Mr. Parker did a great job capturing the true emotions of the characters and showing how hard it is to be something that isn't always acceptable by everyone. I really liked the director's choice of music as well. The Turtles song at the end really fit in with the moment.

Overall, I would have paid full price admission to see this movie and probably will go back to the theater sometime and see it again. I think the homosexual love stories will be a big hit and make people feel a little more accepting of someone's sexual choice. The movie is definitely a feel good movie with a unique twist and a good amount of laughs. At the screening, the film had a very good audience and was loved by most. People clapped and stayed till the end of the credits which doesn't happen that often. The movie made people laugh, cry, and overall feel good about life. "Imagine Me & You" is definitely a movie I would like to see more of in the years to come.

MovieManMenzel's final rating for "Imagine Me & You" is an 8/10.


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