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Some Kind of Beautiful (2014)

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A drama about a Cambridge poetry professor who begins to re-evaluate his life of Byronic excess.


Tom Vaughan


Matthew Newman





Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Brosnan ... Richard
Salma Hayek ... Olivia
Jessica Alba ... Kate
Malcolm McDowell ... Gordon
Duncan Joiner ... Jake
Ben McKenzie ... Brian
Merrin Dungey ... Angela
Fred Melamed ... Piggot
Ivan Sergei ... Tim
Lombardo Boyar ... Ernesto
Marlee Matlin ... Cindy
Lee Garlington ... Wendy
Paul Rae ... Chad
Erik Passoja ... Officer Lewis
Robert Mailhouse ... Alan


Richard followed in his father's footsteps as Cambridge literature professor. Having fallen in love with LA socialite student Kate, he decides to move for her to California, enjoying a grand villa her father gave them but settling for a tacky position in a second-rate college. The relationship goes wrong, like his next with her bossy sister Olivia, but this time he's devoted to their darling son and caught up I a hedonistic lifestyle of mild (?) debauchery. Things are further complicated by new partners and his expiring immigration terms. Written by KGF Vissers

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Every good love story has three sides


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content, some nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Released in the U.S. with the title, "Some Kind of Beautiful", released in Canada with the title, "How to Make Love Like an Englishman", and released in the UK with the title "Lessons in Love". See more »


Whenever Richard has a phone call he holds his cellphone (HTC One) upside down. See more »


[first lines]
Richard: It's important you understand, it's not you, it's me. What we have is so special. I love you more than I can say, but I'm sorry, truly, because, I fucked up.
[we see that he is talking to a young boy]
Richard: Look, I owe you an explanation, but honestly, I don't know where to begin.
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References American Pie (1999) See more »


Fingers Crossed
written by Angelique Bianca, Tomi Del Castillo & Esteban Lucci
Performed by Angelique Bianca
Courtesy of: Immaculate Ibiza
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User Reviews

I like ROMCOM's, what else can I say? Solid 7 Stars from me!
25 July 2017 | by huggibearSee all my reviews

Hayek, Alba and Brosnan work it out. I didn't have any idea what I was expecting with this movie, but I was pleasantly surprised and pleased. It had some good humor, which is the COM part and it had some intimacy, which is the ROM part. That sums it up for ROMCOM. It is an enjoyable, light-heart-ed movie. It is also a great date flick. Of course, I adore my Latinas! The little boy was excellent in his role as well. The acting was great, especially the father's eye's when he looked at his son (Brosnan) with great intent. I've never seen such a piercing set of eyes with intensity. I rated this a bit higher to see if we can get it to a Solid 6 Stars. I don't care for enjoyable movies being below 6 Stars. If you like ROMCOM's, you will enjoy it as well.

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Release Date:

21 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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