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Wishful Thinking (1997)

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Elizabeth, a vet assistant, falls for Max, who brings in an abused dog. His jealousy burdens their relationship as does talk of marriage. Lena wants Max and she schemes.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Drew Barrymore ... Lena
Jennifer Beals ... Elizabeth
Desiree Casado ... Donita
Isabel Gillies ... Susan - Roommate
Mel Gorham ... Lourdes
James Le Gros ... Max
Joseph Mosso Joseph Mosso ... Waiter (as Joe Mosso)
Lázaro Pérez Lázaro Pérez ... Ramon (as Lazaro Perez)
Frank Senger ... Man with Cane
Jon Stewart ... Henry
Eric Thal ... Jack
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Storyline

A story told from three angles. Max meets Elizabeth; they live together, but when she talks of marriage, he balks. He becomes extremely jealous, probably without cause, and thinks she's taken up with a friend of his, Jack. Elizabeth, stung by Max's refusal to marry, catches Jack's eye, but the friendship seems innocent. Lena, who works with Max, likes him and realizes she can manipulate his jealousy and maybe engineer his split from Elizabeth. When she's sure Elizabeth is with a man, she calls Max at work, sending him home to confront the lovers. Then, Lena feels guilty and takes off for Max's apartment. What's really going on? Who's with Elizabeth? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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TRUE LOVE...Is Just A Wish Away!

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 1999 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Botrányos szerelem See more »

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Henry: I'm really surprised you called me.
Lena, the cashier: Well I had a really nice time with you at the party.
Henry: I did too with you, it's just, I was really sorry about spilling that wine on your dress. I could have sworn that bottle was empty.
Lena, the cashier: It was OK, I actually had a harder time getting the brie out.
Henry: Yeah, I mean you gotta admit after a couple drinks those things look a lot like a sponge.
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surprisingly good
5 March 2000 | by Joro-3See all my reviews

This movie turned out to be better than I expected. The plot is interesting and original (if such thing is possible at all in such romantic genre), the dialogue has some great moments, the directing and camera-work are good enough as well. Although the actors are such stars, I think that this movie deserved even better performances than they gave. Nonetheless, Wishful Thinking is quite pleasant movie. I rank it close below Living In Oblivion and Sliding Doors.


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