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Strapless (1989)

R | | Drama, Romance | 18 May 1990 (USA)
An expatriate American doctor in London allows herself to lighten up when her freewheeling younger sister and a mysterious man enter her life. Her inhibitions released, the beautiful doctor learns that freedom has its own price.

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Dr. Lillian Hempel
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Raymond Forbes
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Mr. Cooper
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Douglas Brodie
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Colin
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Romaine Salmon
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Harold Sabola
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An expatriate American doctor in London allows herself to lighten up when her freewheeling younger sister and a mysterious man enter her life. Her inhibitions released, the beautiful doctor learns that freedom has its own price.

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Two sisters are about to meet the man of every woman's dreams. He's wealthy, sexy and incredibly romantic. Something's got to be wrong. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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18 May 1990 (USA)  »

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Bez zahamowan  »

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$764,794
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Amy: They're not meant to stay up, though somehow they do.
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La Nuit Americaine
Composed by Georges Delerue
© Societé P.E.C.F. (France)
Used by permission of Warner Chappell Music Limited, London
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Satisfying a woman's romantic ideal
17 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

If a director wanted to make a movie using the popular conception that what men want is sex, all that would be needed would be an attractive actress and a little bit of a story line. But what if the director wants to turn the tables and make a movie out of the popular conception that what women want is romance? David Hare did and produced the gem Strapless. An ordinary women on vacation meets a handsome, cultivated man who turns out to be attentive, generous and is well versed in the fine art of the pursuit. He is wealthy, has titled friends, is loving, devoted and kind and is surrounded by an aura of mystery with just a hint of danger. In short, the average women realizes the answer to any woman's yearnings, the perfect romantic partner. After meticulously creating the fantasy, Hare shows us the outcome. Blair Brown projects a sense of wonderment that this could be happening to her while Bridget Fonda, early in her career, deftly provides the dose of reality needed to support the romanticism. Bruno Ganz is, in the words of his on-screen foster mother, that rare man that loves women. Carefully scripted and well acted throughout, Strapless is a keeper.


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