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Unconditional Love (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 23 August 2002 (UK)
After her husband unexpectedly leaves her, Grace Beasley (Kathy Bates) spontaneously travels to Great Britain to attend the funeral of Victor Fox, a singer she adored. There, she meets the ... See full summary »

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Victor Fox
Ashley Anne Ayer ...
'Hitchcock Railway' Dancer
Kaja Stiglic ...
'Hitchcock Railway' Dancer
Lisa Nicole Wilkerson ...
'Hitchcock Railway' Dancer
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Grace Beasley
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Max Beasley
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Morning Chicago T.V. Host
Amo Gulinello ...
T.V. Station Intern
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Maudey
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Waitress
Charlotte Zucker ...
Restaurant Patron
Susan Breslau ...
Restaurant Patron
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T.V. Guest Fighter
Karen Vaccaro ...
T.V. Guest Fighter
William Dambra ...
T.V. Guest Fighter (as Billy Dambra)
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After her husband unexpectedly leaves her, Grace Beasley (Kathy Bates) spontaneously travels to Great Britain to attend the funeral of Victor Fox, a singer she adored. There, she meets the lover of the dead pop star, played by Rupert Everett, and convinces him to return to Chicago with her to find the singer's killer. Guest appearance by Julie Andrews and Barry Manilow. Written by Anonymous

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If love takes no prisoners, somebody forgot to tell them.


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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual content, brief strong language and some violence | See all certifications »
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23 August 2002 (UK)  »

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Who Shot Victor Fox  »

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€162,950 (Italy) (11 May 2003)
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Robert Culp was cast in this film but was replaced by another actor. See more »

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When Max, Dirk and Grace are eating breakfast in the diner, the glass Grace is holding changes positions between shots. See more »

Quotes

Officer Jones: [after discovering Maudey and Dirk making out and then Finding Grace] What are you doing?
Grace Beasley: I'm watching them!
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The closing credits tell us that "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" was "sung a little by Kathy Bates" and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" was "sung even less by Kathy Bates." See more »

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References The King and I (1956) See more »

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I Only Want to Be with You
Written by Ivor Raymonde and Mike Hawker
Performed by Jonathan Pryce
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A Pleasant Surprise
9 November 2004 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

This film is so many things: corny, touching, hilarious, weepy, maddening...well, you get it - so many things and a really pleasant surprise. I watched it to see Kathy Bates and I fell in love with her talent. Like the movie, she is also many things and shows the complexity of a relatively simple character type (as "D.S." put it - "an American frump"). Yes, she was very frumpy, but with a twist...she had real balls throughout the film and from the time her husband gives her the bad news she begins to show herself that she really didn't need him for validation; her strength shows with her first impulsive decision to go to England and then the fun begins. My favorite scenes are when the Fox sisters realize that they are sharing tea with a fan and, of course, Victor Fox's televised funeral. The end scene, while meandering and very maudlin, touched me and seemed the perfect end to an unexpected adventure. My favorite character was the daughter-in-law, Maudey. What a woman! I'll never see little people the same way again...she was very Chicago.


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