The Very Thought of You (1998)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Romance

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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.




  • The Very Thought of You (1998)
  • The Very Thought of You (1998)
  • The Very Thought of You (1998)
  • The Very Thought of You (1998)
  • The Very Thought of You (1998)
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21 May 2002 | amifisher
a few clever twists before a totally predictable ending
If you are looking for simplicity with little twists here and there - just enough to make it amusing but not too much to be thought-provoking -then this movie would be a good place to start.

It's definitely a low-budget film, you can really tell from the color quality. Clever, feel-good script - really aims to entertain instead of being profound, although it's probably a good idea to lay off the cheesy, over-used lines like "she's different from any woman I've ever met" and "do you believe that things happenned for a reason?".

Good line up of cast. Tom Hollander and Rufus Sewell really shines as Daniel and Frank, they play off each other beautifully and show a bit of versatility which is nice (both are well known dramatic actors).

Joseph Fiennes was okay - Laurence doesn't really provide much. He's the long suffering lovesick puppy type which Mr. Fiennes has obviously played quite a few times before. He somehow fits in less naturally here as if he's gone straight from a stage production and hasn't really got time to shake off the character. Very good vocal (still got the elizabethan twinge in it)and not much facial expression. I do enjoy the idiosyncracies like Laurence drawing something whenever he feels stuck in the middle. And how he's occasionally being called "Florence".

Monica Potter provides a very Julia Roberts style performance, which isn't saying much of her own quality as an actress.

I was watching this movie with a roomate the other day and she said "It's a movie that makes you want to fall in love" - I myself was just looking for a comedy and was getting it just fine from this movie. So for whatever reason, you'll enjoy it.

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