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Getting It Right (1989)

Gavin is thirty-one-years-old and still lives with his parents. He is awfully shy, but before he knows it, there are three women interested in him. Lady Minerva Munday has a casual way of ... See full summary »

Director:

Randal Kleiser

Writer:

Elizabeth Jane Howard (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Birdsall ... Gavin Lamb
Jane Horrocks ... Jenny
Helena Bonham Carter ... Minerva Munday
Pat Heywood Pat Heywood ... Mrs. Lamb
Bryan Pringle ... Mr. Lamb
Lynn Redgrave ... Joan
Richard Huw Richard Huw ... Harry
John Gielgud ... Sir Gordon Munday
Judy Parfitt ... Lady Stella Munday
Peter Cook ... Mr. Adrian
Shirley Anne Field ... Anne
Ian Redford ... Bill
Kevin Drinkwater Kevin Drinkwater ... Winthrop
Rupert Holliday-Evans ... Peter
June Ellis June Ellis ... Mrs. Wagstaffe
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Storyline

Gavin is thirty-one-years-old and still lives with his parents. He is awfully shy, but before he knows it, there are three women interested in him. Lady Minerva Munday has a casual way of life and lives in a basement, Joan is an over-sexed millionairess, married to a Greek architect. But Gavin prefers the ugly assistant in the barbershop. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Meet Gavin Lamb. He's shy. He's single. And he's a virgin. After thirty-one years, what is he waiting for? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Atribulações de um Virgem See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$73,159, 7 May 1989

Gross USA:

$960,385

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$960,385
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Joan: Gavin ... don't worry so much about being loved. Worry about loving. It's ever so much more important.
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Yé Ké Yé Ké
Written and Arranged by Mory Kanté
Performed by Mory Kanté
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middling
5 October 2006 | by onepotato2See all my reviews

This was a highly rated, now forgotten, trifle. Though surrounded by opportunities, uptight Gavin can't make a choice on a date or a career, saying (without elaborating on his criteria) "I just want to get it right." He investigates a bit, but his interest seems to be in inaction or only stale, bourgeoise standards. Sex is had, but Gavin makes a rather numb protagonist. I have a friend like him, but at least he eventually came out of the closet, which is what you begin to suspect about G. The movie is harmless but kind of goes nowhere. Lynn Redgrave is there as the older woman who still recalls the swinging London of the 60s. This is proof why some British chaps are indistinguishable from the deceased.


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