|Starring:||Julian Rhind-Tutt, John Simm, Kyle MacLachlan, John Hurt, Christina Ricci|
|Directors:||Marc Munden, Marc Munden|
|Run time:||1 hour 32 minutes|
|Rental release:||02 Apr 2004|
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Quirky Little IndieBy Goldenboots (53 reviews) from East Grinstead, England , 08 May 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]This film received awful reviews when it came out, similar to the more highly profiled Madonna movie Swept Away and Jo Lo's Gigli. But unlike those two films, this is not a turkey. It is a charming, funny romantic drama about a librarian who falls for an American con artist. It is the two leads which make this film work. It is good to see Christina Ricci back in Indie films and she and John Simm make the two lead characters believable. This is important because the storyline is very fragile and the film ONLY works because of the chemistry between the leads. Not brilliant, but a cosy way to spend 90 minutes.
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Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008It's been a very long time indeed since I last gave up on a movie half-way through; especially one with a cast list which includes two of my favourite US actors. This one, however, proved to be a struggle right from the off. I'm tempted to describe it as a triumph of style over content, only the style never did quite manifest itself. Overall I was left with the impression that two otherwise top-notch US actors had somehow been kidnapped and their release made conditional upon their appearing in this sluggish and valueless production. John Hurt also appears: I guess it must have been just for the money.
mirandaBy a customer from Weymouth , 28 May 2008Not one of christina ricci well known films but an enjoyable watch with a strong british supporting cast. Weird and wonderful which i like.
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Good cast; poor movieBy Savage (632 reviews) from London, England , 05 Jun 2006A first-rate cast is left floundering by a script that doesn't seem to know where it's going, and doesn't trouble even to get its plot details right. Scarborough seldom looked so appealing, but dull librarian (Simm) falls for mysterious sex goddess/con woman (Ricci) and chases her down to London to get involved in her nefarious dealings just doesn't cut it as a plot. Too many of the secondary characters are under-motivated or contrived (Julian Rhind-Tutt's sudden martial arts ability being a case in point), and there isn't enough elsewhere to maintain a feature. Heaven knows what attracted John Hurt to the production. It has all the signs of a short blown up way beyond its natural boundaries.
3 stars for Ms RicciBy a customer from High Wycombe , 01 Jun 2006Really, that's it! 3 stars for this film, mostly for Ricci and John Simms. Worth a look but don't expect too much, that way, you won't be dissapointed!
EnjoyableBy Dazjons from South Yorkshire , 25 Apr 2006I enjoyed this film... It is a story of a woman who is effectively saved by the love between her and a man.
It is humourous but quite moving. The more I thought about it the warmer I felt and I found that I couldn't stop smiling. She is lost in the world of fakery filled with a psychopath and a conman and her lover is really quite down-to-earth.
It must be his English northernness.