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My Last Five Girlfriends (2009)

TV-14 | | Comedy | 19 March 2010 (UK)
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Duncan navigates the unsteady world of romance and relationships, going through five girlfriends in four years. Unfortunately, none of them turn out well.

Director:

Julian Kemp

Writers:

Julian Kemp (screenplay), Alain de Botton (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Patricks ... Duncan
Naomie Harris ... Gemma
Kelly Adams ... Wendy
Cécile Cassel ... Rhona
Jane March ... Olive
Edith Bukovics ... Natalie
Michael Sheen ... Burnam
Mark Benton ... Alan
Johnny Ball Johnny Ball ... Statistics Expert
Michael Douglas Michael Douglas ... Shoe afficianardo
Daniel Hoffmann-Gill ... Will
Chris Gascoyne ... Lister
Brendan O'Hea Brendan O'Hea ... Ted
Steve Ryde Steve Ryde ... Man on Bus
Ian Kirkby Ian Kirkby ... Tour Guide
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Storyline

After yet another failed relationship, 30-something Duncan (Brendan Patricks) decides to quiz his last five girlfriends to find out what went wrong in order to figure out how to find love. With advice from bizarre sources and intense flights of fancy, finally Duncan realises that love is a battleground where only the fittest can survive. Written by xJROCKx61

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

5 моих бывших подружек See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$257,317
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Trivia

The initials of Duncan's five girlfriends - Wendy, Olive, Rhona, Natalie and Gemma - make up the word "wrong," which is misspelled (perhaps deliberately) when placed in chronological order. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Duncan: [writing] Dear Wendy, Olive, Rhona, Natalie and Gemma. I hope you're happy. If that sounds sarcastic, it was meant to. What you've collectively done to me...
[gets a new pen]
Duncan: What you've collectively done to me...
[gets another pen]
Duncan: What you've collectively done to me is quite an achievement. Four years ago, I was happy to believe in a very simple concept. You might have heard of it, it's called LOVE. But thanks to the five of you, I now know that love is a lie, a myth specifically ...
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are the whole film rewinding backwards from Duncan's suicide, back to him meeting girlfriend No. 1, Wendy. See more »

Soundtracks

Stop Your Hustle (T.Cruz/B. Mackichan)
Performed by Brit and Alex
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Entertaining, interesting and well acted with some unusual features
26 March 2010 | by geoffgeeSee all my reviews

I had no knowledge of the novel by Alain de Botton on which this is based, but I had previously watched several of his TV programs. While I was watching the film something someone was saying would occasionally remind me of the writer's (Botton's) psychological (and philosophical) interests. There was, however, ample drama for me to be able to feel empathy for most of the characters, as well as enough unexpected plot 'surprises' to maintain my desire to find out what would happen next. Visually I tended to find there was rather more use of distorting lenses in the cinematography than I am used to (or, personally, comfortable with), but having said that I can also see why their use may be reasonably justified. Fairly understated but nonetheless enthusiastic performances from most of the actors and actresses. Definitely well worth the time spent watching.


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