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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.

Director:

Ol Parker

Writer:

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 Hector ('Heck'), her longtime boyfriend. While she is working on the wedding preparations she meets wedding-florist Luce and unexpectedly falls in love with her and discovers what having love feelings for another woman is like. Rachel meets Luce a few times, hiding it from her family, especially her mother Tessa who contracted Luce. At the same time Heck tries to win his in-laws' affections, especially father-in-law Ned, Rachel embarks on marriage and daily life with her husband, but her love and passion for Luce causes a secret affair between them and doubts in Rachel about the life she wants for herself. Written by Chockys

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Taglines:

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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Trivia

The DVD audio commentary reveals that the original title of the film was Click (2006). However, the production of an Adam Sandler film of the same name required a change. See more »

Goofs

When Luce is comforting the pregnant woman, her arms are under the other woman's, When the camera angle changes, one arm is over the other woman's shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Heck: It's porn, right? It's degrading. It's offensive.
Rachel: God yes.
Heck: Yeah. Let's watch it anyway. Come on, Rach, I mean, things have been getting slack in that department recently. I know it's my fault, and it's... yeah.
Rachel: No, it's mine... I... uh... but I don't want to watch this.
Heck: [sadly] Why not?
Rachel: It doesn't turn me on.
Heck: Makes one of us.
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Connections

References Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Together
(uncredited)
Written by Gary Bonner & Alan Gordon
Performed by Carl M. Smith
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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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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

Gross USA:

$672,243

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,635,305
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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