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This Year's Love (1999)

A group of thirtysomethings flit around Camden Town swapping partners in search of love, lust and life.

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David Kane

Writer:

David Kane
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kathy Burke ... Marey
Jennifer Ehle ... Sophie
Ian Hart ... Liam
Douglas Henshall ... Danny
Catherine McCormack ... Hannah
Dougray Scott ... Cameron
Emily Woof ... Alice
Sophie Okonedo ... Denise
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Annabelle Apsion ... Hostess
Richard Armitage ... Smug Man at Party
Matt Bardock Matt Bardock ... Billy's Mate
Doreene Blackstock ... Nurse
Paul Blair Paul Blair ... Sweenie
Clune Clune ... Pub Drummer
Matt Costello Matt Costello ... Cooky
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Storyline

The marriage of Danny and Hannah spectacularly crashes during the reception when the bride's best friend tells the groom that the bride is having an affair with her husband! The shock wave of chaos that spreads out from this one event touches the lives of a diverse group of the thirtysomethings that inhabit the Camden Town area of London. Hannah immediately leaves the reception and gets drunk and ends up in bed with the unwashed artist Cameron who shares a flat with a nerdy comic book enthusiast Liam, who in turn starts an ill-advised affair with society dropout single-mother Sophie. Danny meanwhile moves on and embarks on a relationship with a struggling singer Mary, whom he met at the airport on his way to his lonesome honeymoon. This partner-swapping merry-go-round continues for two years until a semblance of normality asserts itself and Danny and Hannah decide to drop everything and embark on their long delayed honeymoon. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Your pad or mine?

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Drama | Romance | Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A szerelem forgandó See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

A huge star in the UK now, the then relatively unknown David Gray makes an appearance as the Singer/Guitar player in Kathy Burke's band. 'This Years's Love' is also one of his song titles. See more »

Quotes

[a sleepy Cameron is less than enthusiastic to find Mary in bed with him]
Mary: It's all right, mate. You've woken up with a fat bird. I'll get me coat.
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Connections

References Crash (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Chicken Bones & Stones
Performed by Ocean Colour Scene
Composed by Damon Minchella, Simon Fowler, Oscar Harrison and Steve Cradock
Published by © 1996 Island Music Limited
Courtesy of Universal Music (UK) Limited
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Here's another fine British film
2 March 1999 | by eavgerinosSee all my reviews

Here's another fine British film, and I have to say it again, the film industry of this island is working fine! And this is exactly the sort of films European cinema in general does better than Hollywood, light comedies about ordinary people, realistic stories about realistic characters without the pretentious tears of the American melodramas. The story spreads over to years focusing on the love affairs of 3 women, Hannah (Catherine McCormack, the beautiful wife of Gibson in Braveheart (1995)), Mary (Kathy Burke, superb in Oldman's Nil by Mouth (1997), also in Elizabeth (1998)) and Sophie (the also beautiful Jennifer Ehle, seen in Wilde (1997)), and 3 men, Danny (Douglas Henshall), Cameron (Dougray Scott) and "I don't remember", who exchange lovers between them and are all linked in this strange way. The story seems to be triggered by the wedding in the starting sequence, but to me it is only the vehicle of introducing the characters. The setting is the Camden Town area of London and the time is today, so we get a glimpse of reality in the English capital. I have to reveal that the humouristic tour de force is the lager shower of Cameron in the pub. For all the sincere and unpretentious cinema a loving 6 out of 10.


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