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So This Is Romance? (1997)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 22 May 1998 (Spain)
Mike's alcoholic father tells him there is only one thing that makes life worth living: "the empress". To Mike, however, the empress is love that lasts forever, not sex that lasts for days.


Kevin W. Smith


Kevin W. Smith


Cast overview, first billed only:
Reece Dinsdale ... Mike
Victoria Smurfit ... Helen
Clara Bellar Clara Bellar ... Sarah
John Hannah ... Tony
Frank Finlay ... Mike's Dad
Susannah York ... Mike's Mum
Rowena King ... Moira
Maryam d'Abo ... Sara II
Doreen Mantle ... Clairvoyant
Victoria Worsley Victoria Worsley ... Susan 'The Witch'
David Sterne ... Murray
Kamilla Blanche Kamilla Blanche ... Alice
Fiona Mogridge Fiona Mogridge ... Julie (as Fiona Lee-Fraser)
Anna Livia Ryan Anna Livia Ryan ... Dianne (as Anna Liva-Ryan)
Michelle Monks Michelle Monks ... Esther




The story of a broke but talented composer, Mike, and his search for true love. The question is, how to find it, especially when your insecurities tends to make you jealous even when a girlfriend strokes your cat. Mike's alcoholic writer father who believes all his ills will be cured by finding his runaway wife, tells him there is only one thing that makes life worth living: "the empress"; perfect sex that goes on for days with a woman so beautiful you could cry. To Mike, however, the empress is love that lasts forever, not sex that lasts for days. Written by Anette Rosberg <anette.rosberg@malmo.se>

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Comedy | Romance


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Painfully self-conscious
29 December 2002 | by theprovincesSee all my reviews

Mike (Dinsdale) is a loquacious, self-righteous character, who is unfortunately, the central character in this film about a man's search for idealized romance. Kevin W. Smith, the film's writer and director, who no doubt identifies strongly with Mike, and his intention was to comedically depict the trials and tribulations of a single man's search for "true love."

However, he has presented the audience with a character so irritating it's completely understandable why he hasn't found a proper partner.

The film is somewhat salvaged by the presence of the charming John Hannah (although his role is a caricature) and the beautiful and talented Victoria Smurfit.

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