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The Very Thought of You (1998)

Martha - Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 8 May 1998 (UK)
3 childhood friends all separately fall for cute American Martha and within 3 days of her arrival at a London airport, their friendship is at risk.

Director:

Nick Hamm

Writer:

Peter Morgan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Monica Potter ... Martha
Rufus Sewell ... Frank
Tom Hollander ... Daniel
Joseph Fiennes ... Laurence
Ray Winstone ... Pedersen
Debora Weston Debora Weston ... First Class Passenger
Jan Pearson Jan Pearson ... Daniel's Senior Partner
Steven O'Donnell ... Male Information Official
Rebecca Craig Rebecca Craig ... Gillian - Female Information Official
Paul Bigley Paul Bigley ... Black's Hotel Room Service
Geoffrey McGivern Geoffrey McGivern ... Travel Agent
Hamish Clark ... Icelandair Official
Lorelei King ... US Ground Stewardess
Steve Speirs ... Taxi Driver
Rob Brydon ... Bus Driver (as Robert Brydon)
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Storyline

The lives of three life-long friends are thrown into chaos by the arrival of Martha, a beautiful young American woman who arrives in London looking to find herself. Joseph Fiennes and Monica Potter star in this hilarious and touching romantic comedy.

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Taglines:

Two's Company. Three's a Crowd. Four's a Disaster.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Very Thought of You See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,692, 29 August 1999

Gross USA:

$98,378

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$98,378
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film provided Monica Potter's first time filming (and visiting) in London. See more »

Goofs

When Lawrence and Martha stop to get a bite to eat on their way back to London from the airport, Lawrence is seen reclining on the hood of his car. In the first shot, there is nothing on the hood with him. In the next shot, there is a burger and a drink. See more »

Quotes

[Making up after their fist fight]
Frank: This is what women feel like when they give birth.
Daniel: Yeah, except my hand kind of hurts.
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Alternate Versions

US version was edited by Miramax (removing all profanity) to secure a PG-13 rating. See more »

Soundtracks

Fall in love with me
Words and Music by Angelo Badalamenti and Tim Booth
Performed by Booth and the Bad Angel
Used with kind permission by Blue Mountain music and Anion music
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4 Flaws, but still may be worthwhile because...
22 March 2000 | by nz manSee all my reviews

The four flaws were:

1. An unrealistic, far-fetched story. 2. A predictable plot. 3. Poor editing, especially in the first half. 4. Contrived, trite characters of the three men.

For me, it was STILL WORTH watching because:

1. After all, it was labeled a 'romantic comedy' so I was prepared for a light-weight story, and the humour did in fact have meaning with it;

2. Look, I am a guy and I will be honest. Monica Potter was a stunning beauty. And for you women - my wife assured me that Joseph Fiennes (of 'Shakespeare In Love' fame) was a hunk.

3. The beautiful colours. Really! The apartment walls, furniture, 's clothing, etc. I cannot recall such beautiful colour in a film.

It helps to see it with someone you love, or to have a warm heart ready for some fun.


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