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Romance and Rejection Details

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TV-commercial director [[Performer~P234566~Kevin W. Smith~kevinwsmith]] wrote and directed this British romantic comedy, his feature-film directorial debut. Composer Mike ([[Performer~P19277~Reece Dinsdale~reecedinsdale]]) hopes to create symphonies. Instead, he dashes off jingles for TV commercials and gets rhapsodic over memories of ex-girlfriend Helen ([[Performer~P233028~Victoria Smurfit~victoriasmurfit]]). Mike's carefree buddy Tony ([[Performer~P124492~John Hannah~johnhannah]]) is a painter who alternates alcohol and a stressful relationship with tempestuous Moira ([[Performer~P38347~Rowena King~rowenaking]]). Soon Mike's life takes several unexpected twists and turns. First, he falls in step with a French female, Sara ([[Performer~P224012~Clara Bellar~clarabellar]]). The attraction is mutual, so the two depart together on an idyllic vacation. Next, Mike locates his mother ([[Performer~P78084~Susannah York~susannahyork]]), who 35 years previous had left his father ([[Performer~P23510~Frank Finlay~frankfinlay]]). Mike's misadventures are chronicled in a narration delivered by [[Performer~P19277~Dinsdale~reecedinsdale]]. Shown at the 1997 [[Feature~V17236~London Film Festival~filmfirsts]]. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Cast

Reece Dinsdale
as Mike
Victoria Smurfit
as Helen
Clara Bellar
as Sara
John Hannah
as Tony
Rowena King
as Moira
Frank Finlay
as Mike's Father
Susannah York
as Mike's Mother
Maryam D'Abo
as Sara 2
Kamilla Blanche
as Alice

Crew

Jonathan English
Producer
Ian Savage
Cinematographer
Mark Talbot-Butler
Editor
Lucy Reeves
Production Designer
Ian Hammond
Art Director
Michael Guest
Executive Producer
Emma Gaskin
Costume Designer
Bill McCarthy
Sound/Sound Designer
Julian Hearne
First Assistant Director
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