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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


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

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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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Release Date:

21 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Some Kind of Beautiful See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Salma Hayek and Pierce Brosnan portrayed a couple in After the Sunset (2004). See more »


At the end of the film when Richard prepares to scatter the ashes of his father the wind is quite obviously blowing into his face. However CG ashes are blown into the opposite direction. 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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4th Set At Catalina's
written by Michael A. Levine
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An infuriating film with obnoxious characters
24 August 2015 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a British university professor who falls on love with an American student. She becomes pregnant, they all move to USA to start a new life, by unfortunately things go wrong and they separate soon afterwards.

"How to Make Love Like an Englishman" has a comedic title, but it is not comedic at all. The three main characters are not only unsympathetic, but actually obnoxious. No one remains faithful to their partners, everyone is foul mouthed. People act irresponsibly at just about every occasion, such as ruining the alcoholic anonymous meeting, or playing with the sister when the green card appointment is in a few days. If Richard really wants to stay in USA, he should at least act a bit more responsibly. Many things in the film don't make sense either, such as Kate staying at the house next door to let her sister take care of the son.

Avoid this film. It's not funny at all, actually it's infuriating to watch.

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