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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Nighy ... Dan
Tom Hollander ... Nick
Douglas Henshall ... Tim
Clémentine Célarié Clémentine Célarié ... Corrine
Ellie Haddington Ellie Haddington ... Judy
Sukie Smith Sukie Smith ... Charlie
Josephine Butler ... Leah
Stuart Laing Stuart Laing ... David
Sally Hurst Sally Hurst ... Michelle
Dominic Hall Dominic Hall ... Darren
Jim McManus Jim McManus ... Chef
Howard Gossington Howard Gossington ... Waiter
Richard Cant ... Michael
Hari Dhillon ... Will (as Hari Dillon)
Peter Symonds ... Mr. Marsh - Tim's Father
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Storyline

Devastated by Stuart's death, his brother-in-law, lover and best friend decide to take their lives in hand. Dan is a faithful and loving father and husband, until the day he meets Corinne. This buxom and sublime Frenchwoman seduces Dan with her honesty and hedonism, so much so that he wonders if he hasn't missed out on life. Nick, a homosexual restaurant owner, begins a relationship with a high-spirited young woman right after losing his lover, Stuart. When their apparently innocent relationship takes a more intimate turn, Nick is troubled by his feelings for his female comrade. Tim, carefree and charismatic, comes home after eight years abroad. Still looking for that "elusive something" that has been missing in his life, Tim finds it in a woman who works in a fashion boutique. But confronted with his future for the first time, the only thing that stands in the way is this unknown woman's past. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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We think we live in a rational world...then we screw it up

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A sors fintora See more »

Filming Locations:

Douglas, Isle of Man See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,544, 23 February 2003

Gross USA:

$330,067

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$539,596
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks to ... all at Casarotta ... the residents of Maldon, Essex and the Isle of Man. See more »

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Happy Birthday
(1893)
Written by Patty S. Hill and Mildred J. Hill (as Mildred Hill)
Published by Keith Prowse Music Publishing Co. Ltd
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Wonderful film, shame about Tim's parents
10 July 2002 | by dianne.martinSee all my reviews

I'd been waiting for ages to see this film, ever since I read about the making of it in January 2001. It's been a long wait since the London premier in November to it's recent general release. However it was well worth the wait. I liked the way that the film told the story from three different points of view. It was interesting how sometimes when you thought there were only two people in the scene first time,eventually you saw there were actually three or four. I was moved by Tom Hollander's performance as Nick trying to come to terms with his grief. I laughed and cried with Tim, A brilliant performance by Douglas Henshall. My only criticism of the film was Tim's parents. We only see them in a few scenes, but neither of them is like him. You would expect at least one of them to enjoy a 'right old knees up', or you would expect them to be kind salt of the earth types, instead they are portrayed as cold and indifferent. A lot of film critics have described Tom as the returning prodigal son, if he had been then his parents would have had the party for him, he wouldn't have had to organize his own. That aside I loved all of the other characters and the way they were portrayed. I don't think that anyone who has lost a friend or loved one could fail to be moved by the final scene. On the whole this is a wonderful British film.


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