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They say "Write about what you know;" so, obviously, I set it against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War.
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I normally hate rom-coms, but every now and then one catches my attention, and this was one of them.
It has an original idea, good actors, and breathtaking locations. With a unique take on the genre, it is very funny, and memorable. The relationships are also believable, and sweet, without being sickeningly so.
I actually bought this on DVD, making it one of the three rom-coms I own: Decoy Bride, Leap Year and Love Actually.
Such a crime that the film was limited release in the UK, but well well worth a watch, even if you have to spend the £9 on the DVD for the pleasure!
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